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Project Description
PD14-014. The subject Planned Development Permit would effectuate the Planned Development Zoning (File No. PDC07-071, approved in 2012) and allow a vertical expansion to the existing landfill to increase the maximum height from 150 feet to 245 feet and an increase of the landfill capacity by 15.12 million cubic yards.

The Planned Development Permit (File No. PD14-014) was considered and approved at the Planning Director’s hearing on October 1, 2014. On October 10, 2014 a timely appeal of the Planning Director’s approval of the permit was filed by the City of Milpitas.
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Background
NISL is a solid waste disposal facility that currently provides disposal capacity to nearby cities including San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. NISL is a Class III landfill facility as defined by the State Water Resources Control Board and is permitted to accept non-hazardous municipal solid waste (MSW). MSW is also referred to as mixed municipal waste and garbage, and includes all kitchen and table food waste and animal or vegetable waste that attends or results from the storage, preparation, cooking, or handling of food. NISL is a non-conforming land use in that the site has been used as a landfill since the 1930s, prior to its annexation into the City of San José in 1968.

Application Information
PD14-014. Appeal of the Planning Director’s decision to approve a Planned Development Permit to effectuate the Planned Development Zoning District (File No. PDC07-071) and allow a vertical expansion to an existing landfill, with no additional construction, on a 352 gross acre site.

Site Location
Address: 1601 Dixon Landing Road
Assessor Parcel Numbers (APN): 015-40-003, -005; portion of 015-47-001
Council District: 4
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Environmental Documents
Independent Odor Assessment Study
Related staff report
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Newby Island Sanitary Landfill and Recyclery

Planning Staff Contacts
Whitney Berry, Environmental Review


Rebecca Bustos, Development Review