San Jose State University Campus Master Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State University, San Jose (SJSU)
Document Title
San Jose State University Campus Master Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
University campus and supporting facilities
Document Description
The Master Plan will serve as a long-range planning document that will guide the development and use of campus lands in Santa Clara County. The Master Plan sets out a vision for San José State University based on SJSU’s strategic plan, Transformation 2030, and anticipates the future space needs of the University by developing strategies for future growth. The Master Plan will address the development of the Main and South campuses and various separate SJSU-owned sites, including land use, site design, open space, circulation, buildings, and utility and other infrastructure. The Master Plan will identify the location, size, and type of needed academic facilities, housing, recreation and athletics facilities, and administrative and student support facilities to accommodate students seeking an education at SJSU and to meet the University’s research needs over the next two decades. SJSU projects enrollment to increase from 36,000 to 44,000 headcount students (from 25,000 full-time equivalent students (FTES) to 27,500 FTES) over the course of master plan buildout, with more than half of that growth in Special Sessions (i.e., academic programs provided to matriculated students on a self-support basis) and online enrollment. To meet SJSU’s future aspirations for academic programs and research, enrollment, student housing, and campus community, the Master Plan includes consideration of the need to renovate and replace existing facilities on-campus and to provide dense, sustainable, university-oriented development. To accomplish this, SJSU is projecting the approximately 4.3 million gsf of new, replacement and renovation space of on-campus facilities, primarily within the Main Campus.

Contact Information

Chris Shay
Agency Name
California State University, San Jose
Job Title
Senior Director of Real Estate and Special Projects
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose
Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Main Campus: S. 4th Street and E. San Carlos Street; South Campus: S. 10th Street and E. Alma St
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-280, 680, 880; SR-87, US 101
Caltrain, VTA light rail, BART
San Jose International
Guadalupe River, Coyote Creek, Los Gatos Creek, Silver 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 Education, 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 Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), 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), Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 17, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Educational (University Campus)
Local Actions
Master Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, 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, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, 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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