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File #11439 - Community Preservation Ordinance
In order to protect the public from health and safety hazards and the harm to property values that result from the neglect and deterioration of property, and to preserve the livability, appearance, environment, and social and economic stability of unincorporated Santa Clara County (County), the County is considering adoption of a Community Preservation Ordinance.
The proposed Community Preservation Ordinance will address urban property blight in unincorporated County lands and the scope of its application will be limited to privately-owned properties in Urban Residential or Commercial base districts as defined in County Zoning Ordinance.
Conditions identified as constituting property blight in the Community Preservation Ordinance include, but are not limited to the following:
- Unsecured buildings and abandoned buildings and structures
- Abandoned construction
- Conditions that pose dangers to public health or safety, such as abandonedwells, if they are accessible to unauthorized persons due to inadequatesecurity
- Building or structure in a state of disrepair such as broken windows, doors, orfences; and deteriorating walls or roof coverings.
- Overgrown or decayed trees or vegetation creating potential for fire hazards,harboring infestations, or substantially detracting from the aesthetic andproperty values of neighboring properties.
- Unlawfully stored or accumulated garbage and refuse
- Impermissible outdoor storage such as a shipping container stored outdoors
- Storing, dismantling, or maintaining vehicles in violation of the existing ZoningOrdinance restrictions
The County has scheduled two public meetings to provide information and solicit feedback and comments relating to the proposed Community Preservation Ordinance. Details of the public meetings below:
- November 8, 2018 (Thursday) at 6:30 pm in the Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127
- November 15, 2018 at 6:30 PM in Room 157 at the County Government Center
70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110
The anticipated hearing date at which the County Board of Supervisors will consider the proposed Ordinance is currently scheduled for December 4, 2018.
For more information on the proposed Ordinance please contact Charu Ahluwalia, Associate Planner, at (408) 299-5740 or firstname.lastname@example.org
File 6498 - Zbest Composting Use Permit, South Gilroy
Description:a Major Use Permit Modification to expand & convert a Compost Technology Inc. (CTI) system to an engineered Composting System (ECS), open aerated model.
Location:980 Highway 25, Gilroy
As the Lead Agency, the County of Santa Clara will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Z-Best Compost Facility Modifications Project, which is described in the Notice of Preparation (NOP).
A Public Scoping Session to solicit comments for the NOP will be held at the Gilroy Library, 350 W. 6th Street, Gilroy on Tuesday, October 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), comments on the NOP must be received within 30 days of receipt of this notice. Written and/or email comments on the NOP should be provided to the County at the earliest possible date, but must be received by 5 p.m. on November 16, 2018.
Please address comments to:
County of Santa Clara
Department of Planning and Development
Attention: David Rader
County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110
For more information or to comment, contact Valerie Negrete at (408) 299-5791.
File 9555 - Shamrock Seeds Project
The County has released the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Shamrock Seeds Project. The EIR and project approval are scheduled to be considered by the Board of Supervisors on February 26, 2019.
Description:The project proposes the demolition of existing on-site greenhouses totaling approximately 14,433 square feet (the existing modular office structure, barn, and equipment shed would remain) and construction of a new 10,000-square-foot agricultural research building, parking lot, and two sets of greenhouse structures (measuring approximately 100 feet by 130 feet, and 85 feet by 300 feet). The greenhouses would be internally illuminated during a portion of non-daylight hours. A 90-squarefoot electrical utility building, 40,000-gallon above-ground water tank, and stormwater detention pond would also be constructed.
Since the subject property is located on Holsclaw Road, a County maintained road, and in close proximity to an intersection with Hwy 152, a State Highway, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) may require an encroachment permit to review the Traffic Control Plan (TCP) to avoid any project-related impacts to the State Transportation Network.
The existing agriculture research facility was granted ASA approval in 2007 for its current establishment. The proposed 10,000 research building and greenhouses are intended to consolidate existing research facilities and to provide the environment necessary to conduct seed-related specific experiment activities. The proposed project would not include any increase in the number of existing employees and / or any intensification of the existing operation.
Location:6640 Holsclaw Road, Gilroy
For more information or to comment, please contact Rob Salisbury at (408) 299-5785.
File 11008 - Vietnamese Sangha Congregation Grading Abatement
Description: Grading Abatement to restore the site to pre-graded conditions. Remove parking area, pond, and grading with pipeline utilities. See further details in the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration.
Location: 3555 Dryden Avenue Gilroy
The public review period starts on February 4, 2019 and ends on March 5, 2019. To submit comments on the Environmental Assessment, please contact Colleen Tsuchimoto at (408) 299-5797.
File 11395 - Via Del Oro Residence
Description: Design Review and Grading for a new Single Family Residence with attached garage and detached barn.
Location: Vacant Lot on Via Del Oro, Gilroy.
For questions or to comment, please contact Joanna Wilks at (408) 299-5799.
PLN18-11418 - Gilroy Rodeo Use Permit, Grading Abatement, and Williamson Act Compatible Use Determination
Description: The project applicant seeks Use Permit approval to re-establish the Gilroy Rodeo as one (1) large event and one (1) medium events on an annual basis. Proposed infrastructure includes a 320’ x 150’ main arena, a 96’x57’ pen, a 100’ x 100’ warmup arena, buck pens, bucking chutes, roping chutes, loading ramp, announcer’s booth, livestock shade structures, light poles, and an office trailer. Other improvements include adjacent parking areas, amplified sound system, ancillary overnight RV parking for out of area contestants, and pens for stabling of event live stock. The applicant is also seeking approval for 17-rows of seating constructed on an earthen berm around the rodeo arena.
The proposed annual large events would have up to 6,500 spectators, 500 contestants and 30 volunteers at any one time and would last for 3-5 days per event. The proposed medium events, such as large jackpots, would have up to 2500 spectators and contestants, and 100 volunteers per day and would last for three days per event.
Once the application has been deemed completed, the County Planning Division will schedule a public outreach meeting, conduct environmental review as required under the California Environmental Quality Act, and then schedule the Use Permit for a hearing before the County Planning Commission.
Location: 7955 Ferguson Rd., Gilroy, CA 95020
Question on the project should be directed to Robert Salisbury, Senior Planner, at (408) 299-5785 / email@example.com.
PLN19-0008 - Dae Seung Sa Korean Buddhist Temple
Description: The proposed project is to apply for a USE PERMIT to allow a place of assembly and worship for Dae Seung Sa Korean Buddhist Temple. (The Temple. The project proposes four new buildings totaling 8,400. Square feet. Each building will have a different use to support the religious activity the Temple. The usage are as follows:
- Building A. Chapel: Prayer, worship and any other religious activity place
- Building B. Dining Room: Dinning and social gathering room
- Building C. Office: Meditation room, office and bathrooms.
- Building D. Living Quarters: Church Priest and guest rooms.
The Temple is open 24 hours seven days per week to general publics. As required by the Jogye order, the priest must stay in the premise 24 hours seven days per week for the public and members.
Our regular worship hours are 1st and 3rd Sunday every month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm followed by vegetarian meals. From 2:00 pm to 5:00pm there will be counselling, meditation and social gathering.
Location: Denio Avenue, Gilroy, CA; A.P.N.: 835-13-021
For questions or to comment, please contact Valerie Negrete at (408) 299-5791.
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File 11471 - Los Altos Golf Course Pro Shop
Description: The new prop shop for the Los Altos Golf and Country Club replaces the existing pro shop in the same location. The project includes the pro shop and required complimentary site improvements in the landscape and hardscape around the building and first tee area. The building is one level at grade with a walk-out lower level at the Southwest end responding to the existing grades. The building architecture matches the existing clubhouse in detail and material. The intent of the new project is to blend in with the existing site facilities and relate to the residential scale of the houses adjacent along Loyola Drive.
Location: Los Altos Golf and Country Club Pro Shop
To comment or for questions, please contact Valerie Negrete at (408) 299-5791.
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File 3179 - Mountain Winery
Description: The Mountain Winery is applying for a modification to the previously approved July 2006 Architectural and Site Approval. Included with the improvements that were completed in 2009, the 2006 ASA approved project also proposed a plaza trellis, multipurpose building, wine terrace and cellar, storage barn, box office and garden terrace, which were not constructed during the original construction phase. The Winery is now proposing to modify the ASA to include the structures that were not built during the original construction process with a Wine Tasting Room, Winery Plaza building, Plaza Deck building, Office and Storage facility, Box Office, and Garden Terrace. The total proposed development is approximately 42,000 square feet which stays within the boundaries and building sizes of the original 2006 ASA modification and the current approved Use Permit for the property.
Location: 15055 LOS GATOSBLVD, SUITE 310; LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA 95032
For more information or to comment, please contact Rob Salisbury at (408)299-5785.
File 10630 - Blackberry Hill Residence
Description: Design Review for a new Single Family Residence over 5,000 sq.ft.
Location: 15256 Blackberry Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95030.
For more information or to comment, please contact Joanna Wilk at (408) 299-5799.
File 11283 - Alma College Landmark Alteration Permit
Description: Landmark Alteration Permit to demolish several buildings on the Alma College Site, which is listed in the Santa Clara County Heritage Resource Inventory.
Location: Alma College, Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos.
File 2071 - Serpa Quarry Minor Reclamation Plan Amendment
Description: Minor Reclamation Plan Amendment (RPA) for Serpa Quarry to reduce the Reclamation Plan boundaries, modify contours, and extend the completion date to December 31, 2019.
Location: 2425 Old Calaveras Road, Milpitas, CA 95035.
For more information or to comment on this project, please contact Rob Eastwood, (408) 299-5792.
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File 10836 - Bella Madeira New Single Family Residence;
Description: Design Review and Grading Approval for 6500 sq.ft. Single Family Residence.
Location: 4320 Bella Madeira, San Jose, CA
Early Community Outreach Meeting
Tues. November 27th at 6 p.m
San Jose Hillview Library – 1600 Hopkins Dr. San Jose
For more information or to comment, please contact Colleen Tsuchimoto at (408) 299-5797.
File 10871 - Scenic Vista Ct Residence
Description: Grading Approval with Design Review for a Single-Family Residence.
Location: 20745 Scenic Vista Ct., San Jose
For more information or to comment, please contact Pamela Wu at (408) 299-5775.
File 11115 - Lago Vista Ct, San Jose
Description: Design Review of a minor modification of Design Review Approval.
Location: 22635 Lago Vista Ct, San Jose
For more information or to comment, please contact Pamela Wu at (408) 299-5775.
File 11185 - Underground Garage
Project Description: Design Review (Tier 2) and Grading Approval for addition of 1,015 square foot underground garage attached to existing 6,250 square foot single-family residence with site improvements that include 2 pools, barbecue patio/hardscape, retaining walls, and landscaping. An approximately 920 square foot secondary dwelling will be constructed. Grading quantities consist of 1,030 cubic yards cut and 90 cubic yards fill (1,120 cubic yards total). No trees are proposed to be removed.
Location: 4070 SOELRO COURT, SAN JOSE, CA 95127
For questions or to comment, please contact Kim Rook at (408) 299-5790.
File 11314 - Clayton Rd Residence
Description: Building Site Approval and Design Review for a Residence, Accessory Dwelling Unit, and Barn.
Location: Clayton Rd, San Jose (APN 612-40-001)
For more information or to comment, please contact Kim Rook at (408) 299-5790.
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File 2145 - Cordoba Center
Project Description: Proposed religious and cultural institution (Cordoba Center) would include a mosque, a community building for education, recreation and assembly, an ancillary graveyard, and youth camp. Facilities have been designed to accommodate up to 300 persons for scheduled religious services with greater anticipated capacity for occasional special events.
Project to be located on a 15.8-acre site fronting on Monterey Road just north of California Avenue, San Martin (14065 Monterey Road, APN: 779-06-002).
Project Documents and Plans
As the Lead Agency, the County of Santa Clara will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Cordoba Center.
A Final EIR is under preparation. The Final EIR will respond to all comments received on the Draft EIR.
File 2229 – Patel RV Park
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 7 to 8 p.m.
South County Office Building
80 W. Highland Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046
Project Description: Proposed Use Permit, with Architecture & Site Approval, and Grading Approval to establish a 124 stall RV Park.
Project Location: Corner of Monterey Rd. & California Avenue within San Martin. APN: 779-06-003.
Modified project plans were received in January 2019 and the project application is under review
An Environmental Impact Report is in progress.
Contacts: For further information, or to be added to the interested parties list, please contact Manira Sandhir.(408) 299-5787.
File 10824 - Di Vittorio RV Park – E. Middle Avenue
May 21, 2018
350 W Sixth St, Gilroy CA 95020
Description: Proposed Use Permit with Architecture & Site Approval to develop a 270 RV sites.
Location: E. Middle Avenue at Seymour Avenue (Assessor’s Parcel Number 825-04-001)
For further information, or to be added to the interested parties list, please contact Manira Sandhir at (408) 299-5787 or Valerie Negrete at (408) 299-5791.
File 10880 - TouBar Equipment Company Inc.; 14155 Llagas Ave
Description: Use Permit with Architecture and Site Approval to establish a new construction contractor’s yard with office, storage areas, repair shop, and caretaker’s unit including 1,490 cubic yards of cut/fill.
Location: 14155 Llagas Avenue, San Martin, Ca.
For more information or to comment, please contact Valerie Negrete at (408) 299-5791.
File 11013 - Granite Outlet
Description: Use Permit for a proposed new retail and wholesale granite outlet (16,400 square feet), and associated parking area and two driveway access off San Martin Avenue.
Location: at corner of San Martin Avenue and Murphy Avenue in San Martin
For more information or to comment on this project, please contact Robert Salisbury at (408)299-5785.
File 11326 - Wireless Tower
Description: Architectural and Site Approval & Design Review for the installation of a new 60' Wireless Communications facility with a supporting equipment shelter and backup generator.
Location: 13585 Sycamore Ave, San Martin, CA
For more information or to comment, please contact Christopher Hoem at (408) 299-5784.
File 10915 - Escondido Village Housing - Stanford
June 1, 2017 Zoning Administration Hearing
November 17, 2016 Planning Commission Hearing
- Agenda - Item 4 (Staff Report and Attachments A-O)
September 29, 2016 ASA Hearing
Stanford University has submitted an application on July 1, 2016 to the Santa Clara County Department of Planning and Development seeking Architecture and Site Approval (ASA) and Grading Approval for the expansion of the Escondido Village graduate housing on campus.
The project includes a proposal to demolish 29 buildings with 414 beds, and construct 4 buildings with 2,434 new beds of graduate housing, ranging in height from 6 to 10 stories, for a net addition of 2,020 beds.
The project includes a two-story pavilion, a market and cafe, and common amenities in each of the buildings such as social and community gathering rooms, activity rooms, computer clusters, and laundry facilities.
The scope of the project includes the removal of 860 surface parking spaces, the addition of 186 new surface parking spaces, and the construction of a two-story underground parking structure providing 1,424 spaces, for 750 net new parking spaces.
The balance of the project site includes circulation improvements and site amenities such as recreation fields and social spaces.
File 11337 - Churchill Mall Baseball Fields
Description: ASA and Grading for two new bull-pen areas with restrooms (120 sq ft) with grading quantities of 350 cu.yrds cut and 100 cu.yrds fill.
Location: 161 Churchill Mall, Stanford, CA.
File 11411 - Stanford Stadium
Description: Installation of a Turf Subgrade Air System at Stanford University Stadium.
Location: Stanford University Stadium, 625 Nelson Rd, Stanford, CA.