Campus Village 6 University Housing Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State University Board of Trustees
Document Title
Campus Village 6 University Housing Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
San Jose State University (SJSU) is proposing the lease and renovation of a portion of an existing, operating hotel complex in the City of San José to provide additional university housing proximate to the SJSU Main Campus, located approximately 4 blocks east of the project site. The renovation would involve remodeling 264 hotel rooms associated with the Signia by Hilton hotel to accommodate 800 university housing beds, converting an existing second-floor pedestrian bridge into a study lounge, renovating the second-floor hotel lounge to include student support services, and modifying the primary building entrance along Paseo de San Antonio.

Contact Information

Traci Ferdolage
Agency Name
San Jose State University
Job Title
Senior Associate Vice President
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


San Jose
Santa Clara
Northern California
Other Location Info
The South Tower annex building of the Signia by Hilton hotel, 170 Market Street, between First Street and Market Street, in downtown San Jose, California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Existing Facilities (Section 15301)
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists primarily of minor alterations within the interior of an existing hotel building in an urbanized setting. The project would not involve any additions to the existing building and existing commercial tenants on the building’s ground level would remain, and thus there would be no expansion of use of the existing building. The project’s goal of creating 800 student beds falls within the capacity of the existing hotel building (914 hotel guests per day), and therefore the project does not increase the intensity of use of the existing building. Furthermore, the project does not trigger any of the exceptions to a Class 1 exemption, and, per the criteria contained in the common sense exemption, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the project may have a significant effect on the environment. Supporting documentation is on file with the Lead Agency and is available upon request.


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