Martin Data Center (Backup Generating Facility)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Martin Data Center (Backup Generating Facility)
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Heavy Industrial
Document Description
Martin Avenue Properties has made an application for exemption for the Martin Backup Generating Facility (MBGF) and Martin Data Center (MDC) (22-SPPE-03) proposed in the city of Santa Clara at 651 Martin Avenue. Together the MBGF and the MDC constitute the “project” under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The project would consist of one four-story data center 483,000 square foot building, an onsite substation and an onsite switching station (to be owned and operated by Silicon Valley Power (SVP)), generator equipment yard (constituting the MBGF), surface parking and landscaping, and a recycled water pipeline extension. The CEC is requesting your comments on the proposed project.

Contact Information

Eric Veerkamp
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose, Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Citywide, Countywide, Northern California
Cross Streets
Martin Avenue and Lafayette Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
880, 87, 101, 82
Union Pacific
Mineta San Jose International
Scotts Lane Elem., Bowers Elem., Bracher Elem., Cabrillo Middle
Guadalupe River, San Tomas Aquino Creek

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 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 Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Delta Protection Commission, 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 Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Industrial (Demo and rebuild conforming use)(Sq. Ft. 483000, Acres 7.17, Employees 19)
Local Actions
Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Design Review
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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