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Last modified: 10/15/2014 11:42 AM

This page provides information regarding permit applications for major development projects and activities that are subject to the County's Early Public Notification and Outreach Policy​

Ceremonial Exhibition: Jade Buddha of Universal Peace
(File #10648)


Project Description: Applicant VIETNAMESE BHIKKHUNI BUDDHIST CONGREGATION is proposing an eight-week exhibition event, scheduled to begin November 13, 2014.  Project site is 2054 Old Piedmont Road, San Jose.  The event would feature the touring ​jade statue of the Gautama Buddha.  

Community Outreach: An informational meeting was held on Tuesday, October 7.  Approximately 60 attendees participated in a discussion about the project and review process.  Concerns about the project were raised by neighbors and noted by County representatives.
An administrative permit may be conditionally issued or denied, pursuant to Chapter VI of Division B3 of the County Ordinance Code.  For more information, contact James Reilly​ of the Planning Office: 408 299-5799.​
Site Plan 
Applicant's Narrative​
Grading Inspection Report
Grading Abatement Plan​

Cahn Thai Temple
(File #10302)

Project Description: The proposed Use Permit with Architectural & Site Approval and Grading Approval application is for a new 2-story 7,000 square foot religious facility with a Pastor’s residence and detached garage for the Cahn Thai Temple. The proposed temple would consist of 2,160 square foot 3 bedroom/3 bath Pastor’s residence and 1,340 square feet for public bathroom facilities, elevator /lobby, storage, and utilities on the lower floor. The upper floor would consist of a 3,500 square foot chapel/worship hall with 100 fixed seats. A 1,764 square foot 1-story detached 6-car garage is proposed at the rear of the property. Site improvements include a parking lot with 50 vehicle parking spaces at the front of the property, signage, landscaping, septic system, fire turn around, and shared driveway improvements. Propose uses include weekday meditation 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday prayer/meditation, classes, and lectures 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and 3-4 major events per year. 

Community Outreach: A community meeting was held at the Tully Community Branch Library located at 880 Tully Rd, San Jose 95111 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday August 5th for the purpose of providing information regarding the project. Neighborhood Meeting Announcement

Cover Page
Site Plan Floor Plan
Garage Plan Exterior Elevations Exterior Illustration

For additional information about this project, please contact Kim Rook.


Dog Training
(File #9413)


Project Description: USE PERMIT with ARCHITECTURE AND SITE APPROVAL to establish a commercial dog training, kennel and boarding facility on a 4.21-acre site at 13920 Llagas Avenue in San Martin CA . The site would be open seven days a week, with overnight boarding. For more information contact Mark J. Connolly at the County Planning Office: 408 299 5786.

Site Plan Drainage Plan


Single Family Residence
(File #10595)


Project Description: Application for Building Site Approval, Grading, Design Review and Special Permit to construct a new 9,974 sq. ft. Single-family Residence, 1,199 sq. ft. second-living unit ( cottage) and 864 sq. ft. detached garage on a 27.54-acre site. Anticipated Grading Quantities would be 645 cubic yards of cut and 547 cubic yards of fill. Access to the site will be taken from a Private driveway off Foster Road. For additional information contact Mark J. Connolly at the County Planning Office: 408 299 5786.

Site Plan Elevation Plan


Hindu Temple Expansion
(File #5056)


Boulder Ridge Pool and Fitness Facility

(File #2195)
Project Description: The proposed project is modification of an existing Use Permit to allow construction of the fitness and swim center approximately 400 feet north of the existing clubhouse in the northeast corner of the golf club site. The fitness and swim center would involve construction of a 3-story fitness building, a 25-yard swimming pool, a smaller children’s instructional pool, parking spaces to accommodate users of the new facilities, and associated landscaping. The proposed building is approximately 19, 000 square feet in size and would include areas for locker rooms, fitness equipment, group instructional fitness classes, a juice bar, and a daycare center for children. The pool facility would be used for lap swimming and a competitive age group swimming program. The age group swim program would include daily work-outs and up to six annual swim meets. The proposed project would also include a County-initiated Zoning Ordinance Amendment to clarify the use of fitness and swim center in a golf club as an ancillary use. Additional language to clarify the ancillary use of a fitness center in a golf club would be further defined in the Zoning Ordinance and any accompanying guidelines.
Project Location: 1000 Old Quarry Road, San Jose
Location Map Vicinity Map
Environmental Documents: The County is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts from the project, in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The County has published a Notice of Preparation announcing plans to prepare the EIR and requesting comments regarding information to be included in the EIR. On May 21, 2013, a community scoping meeting was held at Almaden Community Center for the purpose of providing information regarding the project and requesting feedback regarding the EIR scope.
Notice of Preparation Powerpoint from Scoping Meeting

Final EIR


The comment period begins on December 20, 2013 and ends February 17, 2014.
Notification List
To be included on a mailing list of future notifications for this project, or for further information, please contact Pamela Wu.
Conservation Center for Wildlife Care EIR
(File #6943-12EIR)

Young Ranch Subdivision
(File #10256)

Project Description: The project site encompasses approximately 2,150 acres and is located approximately eight miles southeast of downtown San Jose, along Coyote Ridge in the Diablo Range. Two of the six legal parcels that make up the project site are located in unincorporated Santa Clara County (approximately 906 acres), while the remaining four parcels are located in the City of San José (approximately 1,244 acres). On the 906 acres, Phase 1 includes development of 37 single-family residences, up to seven secondary units to these homes permanently designated as affordable housing, a community center/private club, open space totaling 818.1 acres, and associated roadway and utility improvements. Phase 2 may be proposed in the future if and after the property detached from the City of San Jose. Phase 2 would include development of 50 single-family residences, nine secondary units to these homes permanently preserved for affordable housing, open space totaling 1,117.3 acres, and associated roadway and utility improvements.
Design Guidelines Vol 1 Design Guidelines Vol 2
Project Location: Access is from Silver Creek Valley Road at the northwest end of the site. As a part of Phase 2, improvements would be made to an existing ranch road that would provide emergency access from Metcalf Canyon Road at the south end of the property.
Applicant: YCS Investments.
Environmental Documents: The County will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts from the project, in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Schedule: TBD
Notification List: To be included on a mailing list of future notifications for this project, or for further information, please contact Marina Rush