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Environmental Review
Browse information about the environmental review of public and private projects.

Stormwater Management
Learn about the Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES Permit, which requires new and redevelopment projects to include measures to treat urban runoff and prevent increases in runoff flows.

Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan
The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan provides a framework for promoting the protection and recovery of natural resources, including endangered species, while streamlining the permitting process for planned development, infrastructure, and maintenance activities.

Smart Growth
Learn about our development policies that foster economic development, revitalize downtown, protect neighborhoods, build housing, preserve open space, link land use and transportation planning, and direct growth to appropriate areas.

Green Building
Discover how construction practices can become more environmentally friendly.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy
A strategy to ensure the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan aligns with implementation requirements of Assembly Bill 32 (AB32) – the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.