Santa Clara Downtown Precise Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Clara
Document Title
Santa Clara Downtown Precise Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Document Description
The purpose of the Santa Clara Downtown Precise Plan (SCDPP) is to provide guidance for new development within the Downtown (as identified in the City’s General Plan) and to meet the needs of the community. Two development scenarios were created which includes a residential maximum development and an office maximum development. The City’s preferred scenario, which is analyzed in the Environmental Impact Report, is the maximum housing scenario which would consist of up to 1,071 residential units, 531,720 square feet of office space, 197,900 square feet of commercial/retail space, and 44,300 square feet of public space. In addition, the SCDPP proposes to re-establish the street grid, creating 10 city blocks with four types of streets: major, multimodal, pedestrian-oriented, and local Downtown streets. Future development would be required to comply with the form-based code, which includes standards and guidelines associated with building height, setbacks, building use, and building form and design. The SCDPP and form-based code includes maximum building heights allowed for future developments within the SCDPP.

Contact Information

Lesley Xavier
Agency Name
City of Santa Clara
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Total Acres
State Highways
101, 880, 87
Santa Clara ACE Train
San Jose International Airport
Sant Tomas Aquino Creek
Other Location Info
The project area is bounded by Lafayette Street to the east, Homestead Road to the south, Madison Street to the west, and Benton Street to the north.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 17
Development Types
Residential (Units 1071, Acres 25), Office (Sq. Ft. 531720, Acres 25, Employees 1595), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 197900, Acres 25, Employees 792)
Local Actions
Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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