About the Project
The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA), with our consultant David Baker Architects, has submitted proposals to the City for the development of the portion of the former San José Hospital site on East Santa Clara Street at 14th Street. The planned program includes several affordable housing developments, ground floor retail, and open space.
This proposal previously included plans for a new office building for the Housing Authority. However, the Housing Authority has since purchased an existing office building at an alternative site in North San Jose. Based on input from the City of San Jose during our preliminary review process, we are excited to develop two additional housing projects where the previous office building was located. These projects will provide additional affordable homes to help address the County’s housing crisis.
Update: We plan to submit an application for a planned development permit in August 2021. SCCHA is committed to creating a vibrant project and providing hundreds of affordable homes for Santa Clara County. Thank you for all your participation.
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VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING #5 - August 25, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Join us for another virtual community meeting via Zoom. We’ll share updates on recent design revisions in response to community feedback, including adding stoops and balconies, additional parking, and more! We’ll have time for questions after the presentation. Learn more and RSVP for the Community Meeting.
NEIGHBOR MEET & GREET WITH ICE CREAM - Sept 12, 2021 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a neighbor meet & greet at the site of the future public plaza at 675 E. Santa Clara Street. Drop in any time to:
● Celebrate our community, relax and cool down with ice cream and light music alongside neighbors, family, and friends
● Meet and chat with the SCCHA’s new Executive Director Preston Prince and County of Santa Clara Supervisor Cindy Chavez
● See the future of the site and learn more about the planned development via updated renderings, a video animation, and conversation with the design team. Learn more about the event and RSVP by Sept 7 so we can ensure there will be enough ice cream for everyone. Alternatively, you can RSVP via voicemail by calling: (408) 213-8108.
ONLINE COMMUNITY SURVEY (BRICK COLOR PALETTE) - June 24 - July 9, 2021
During the second Live Open House on June 2, 2021, some community members said they would like for us to explore a different color palette for the brick on Sage Family Housing. We created a survey to invite community members to help us select an alternative brick color.
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING #4 - June 2, 2021
During this second Live Open House, we reviewed the Q&A from our April 26 meeting, presented additional new renderings of the final designs, and invited community members to ask questions.
The designs we shared incorporate feedback from the second round of community engagement as well as the City’s preliminary review process.
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING #3 - April 19 - April 26, 2021
During this week, we invited community members to review final designs and ask questions.
These designs incorporate feedback from the second round of community engagement as well as the City’s preliminary review process.
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING #2 - Sept 24 - Oct 15, 2020
During this four week window we invited community members to review our draft designs via a video presentation, share comments via an online survey, and ask questions at a virtual Q&A meeting.
We submitted our designs to the City of San Jose for Preliminary Review on September 24, 2020, so that we could gather input from the City and the community simultaneously.
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING #1 - April 2 - April 9, 2020
During this week, we invited community members to learn about the project and provide preliminary design input.
● 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.