Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve Public Access Improvement Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
Document Title
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve Public Access Improvement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (Authority) prepared the Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/Proposed MND) for the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve Public Access Improvement Project. The Authority proposes to develop the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve Public Access Improvement Project, which includes resurfacing the existing 0.25-mile Heart’s Delight Trail to provide an accessible connection from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking area and restrooms to other visitor use areas within CVAL. The project includes reconfiguring entry areas into the preserve by replacing existing shade structures, adding seating, decommissioning redundant trails, and updating preserve informational and wayfinding signage; developing two small overlooks along the Heart’s Delight Trail to provide additional seating for interpretation and nature viewing; improvements to an existing pedestrian bridge along Heart’s Delight Trail; and regrading the ADA parking area. Improvements would require localized excavation for footings and minor regrading of trails to meet accessibility guidelines. Trail and visitor amenity areas would be designed to meet United States Access Board Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas standards.

Contact Information

Jennifer Hooper
Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
Job Title
Associate Open Space Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


unincorporated area
Santa Clara
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Palm Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
712-05-050, 712-05-010, 712-05-011
Charter School of Morgan Hill
Fisher Creek tributary; Fisher Creek Branch D

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Water Resources (DWR), 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Recreational (Public Access and Recreation Project )
Local Actions
Public Access and Recreation Project
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, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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