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The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA), with our consultant David Baker Architects, is working on designs for the development of a portion of the former San José Hospital site on East Santa Clara Street at 14th Street. The program includes affordable housing, Housing Authority offices with a ground-floor customer service center, ground floor retail, and open space.
COMMUNITY MEETING #1
We want to share how the community input during the East Santa Clara Master Plan process is
being integrated into the next steps for SCCHA’s site. We invite you to learn about the project, see drawings of the designs, ask questions, and share input on the building and open space design! Due to the current public health situation, we canceled our March 12th community meeting. Instead, we are inviting you to participate virtually. Here’s how:
1. Watch this 16 minute presentation to hear project updates and see the draft site plans.
2. Complete this ~ 15 minute survey (by 4/8) to provide input on design choices and share any additional questions or comments.
We will review all questions submitted via the survey and post responses in the FAQ section below. Thank you for your participation!
COMMUNITY MEETING #2
TBD: Spring 2020
The site is located between East Santa Clara, East Saint John, 14th Street and the former 15th Street corridor. It also includes a smaller site on the north side of East Saint John between 15th Street and 16th Street.
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● Who owns the rest of the former San José Hospital site?
The County of Santa Clara owns the land between East Santa Clara, East Saint John, the 15th Street corridor and 17th Street. SCCHA owns the property within the purview of the proposed project for 675 East Santa Clara Street.
● What’s the difference between County of Santa Clara and Santa Clara County Housing Authority?
The County of Santa Clara and the SCCHA are separate government entities. SCCHA is a public housing authority created under state law. SCCHA provides affordable housing solutions for Santa Clara County residents and operates the federal Section 8 program County-wide.
● What’s happening on the portion of the site owned by the County?
Now that the master planning process is complete, the SCCHA and the County are proceeding separately with their respective portions of the site. Please contact the County directly for information on their development plans: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/faf/capital-projects/escs/Pages/escs-team.aspx.
● What is the East Santa Clara Master Plan (ESC Master Plan)?
The ESC Master Plan is a document created to guide the development of the former San Jose Hospital site. It was the result of a joint process in 2018 and 2019 between the SCCHA and County of Santa Clara, with input from the community.
● What is the East Santa Clara Street Urban Village Plan?
The East Santa Clara Street Urban Village Plan is a City Council approved policy document guiding the future growth in the area around East Santa Clara Street between 7th and 17th Streets, by establishing a framework for the transition of the area into a vibrant mixed-use and pedestrian-oriented district. The ESC Master Plan was developed in conformance with the East Santa Clara Street Urban Village Plan.
● How is this project related to the East Santa Clara Master Plan or East Santa Clara Street Urban Village Plan?
This project is guided by the goals, policies, standards, and guidelines set in the East Santa Clara Master Plan and East Santa Clara Street Urban Village Plan.