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Public Review Draft EIR: Meridian Apartments Project

961-971 Meridian Avenue

Post Date:02/03/2020 11:13 AM


A Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Meridian Apartments Project is available for review. The proposed project would include the demolition of two single-family residences, a warehouse, and a garage, and construction of a six-story mixed use project with 1,780‑square feet of retail and 233 dwelling units, and the removal of 28 ordinance sized trees, on a 2.1-acre site.

 Location: 961-971 Meridian Avenue, San José (APNs: 284-03-015, -016, -049)       
Council District: 6

 Planning File No.: SP19-064

 The proposed project will have a significant and unavoidable impact on the cultural resources, and potentially significant construction period impacts on air quality, biological resources, hazardous materials, and noise. The project is not located on any of the list of hazardous sites under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.

 The Draft EIR and documents referenced in the Draft EIR are available for review online on the City of San José’s “Active EIRs” website at and are also available at the following locations:

  •  Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, 3rd floor, San Jose, CA 95113
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Main Library, 150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Willow Glen Branch Library, 1137 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
  • Bascom Branch Library, 1000 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128

 The public review period for this Draft EIR begins on February 3, 2020 and ends on March 18, 2020.  Written comments must be received at the Planning Department by 5:00 p.m. on March 18, 2020, in order to be addressed as part of the formal EIR review process.  Comments and questions should be referred to:

Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
Attention: Reema Mahamood, Planner III (File No. SP19-064)
200 E. Santa Clara Street, 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Following the close of the public review period, the Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement will prepare a Final EIR that will include responses to comments received during the review period. At least ten days prior to the public hearing on the EIR, the City’s responses to comments received during the public review period will be available for review and will be sent to those who have commented in writing on the EIR during the public review period.

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