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Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Center

The 70-acre project site is located both within the City of San José (52 acres) and the City of Santa Clara (18 acres).As part of the project, development would occur within both jurisdictions.While the City of San José would be the CEQA lead agency for the project, the City of Santa Clara would be a responsible agency and would use the EIR for approval of necessary development permits within its jurisdiction.

File No. GP06-T-04 and H06-027 - SCH #2006052162

Site Development Permit (File No. H06-027) to allow an approximately 650,000 square foot expansion of the existing Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Center.No change in the zoning of the site is required.The proposed project also includes a General Plan text amendment (GP06-T-04) to increase building heights on the site from 50 to 65 feet.The proposed shopping center expansion includes enlarging the actual shopping center structure and demolishing and relocating three outbuildings.The project also includes the demolition and reconstruction of two existing parking structures and modifications to existing vehicle circulation, driveways, and landscaping on the site.

The environmental impacts of this project were addressed by a FEIR entitled, "Valley Fair Shopping Center Expansion Project (SCH # 2006052162)" and findings were adopted by City Council under Resolution No. 73809 on June 5, 2007

Project Documents

Addenda to Westfield Valley Fair FEIR - 2008

This addendum was prepared for: 1) the relocation and construction of parking structure “F” to include one below grade level; and 2) reconfiguration of the proposed small shop retail and two anchor stores on the southern portion of the mall structure. The project also includes the construction of an additional parking structure (“H”) in the southwest portion of the site, between Stevens Creek Boulevard and the Macys Mens/Housewares Store in Santa Clara. These changes are the only elements of the previously approved project that are different from what was analyzed in the EIR. The new proposal would not change the square footage of retail area or the number of parking spaces proposed by the previous project. 2008 Addendum

File Numbers: HA06-027-01 and HA06-027-02

Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Valley Fair Shopping Center Expansion Project (SCH # 2006052162) and the Envision San José 2040 General Plan EIR (SCH #2009072096)

Site Development Permit Amendment to allow the demolition of an existing three-story parking structure and portions of an existing two-story parking structure and the construction of a six-story parking structure in the same location as the demolished parking structures. The project also includes the reauthorization of the original Site Development Permit (file number H06-027) and the consideration of a 60-foot tall free standing digital sign with up to 120 square feet of electronic programmable display (sign) area that produces digital and variable messaging. Location. The approximately 7.5 gross acre parking structure site is part of the existing Westfield Valley Fair shopping center which is located on a 70-acre site in the City of San José (52 acres) and the City of Santa Clara (18 acres).

File No. HA06-027-03

Site Development Permit Amendment for the demolition of two existing bank buildings (Chase and Bank of America) within the City of San José and the construction of one new 6,000-square foot (approximate) commercial building with associated surface drive aisle, parking lot and landscape improvements, and the removal of trees on approximately 3.0 gross acres of a 71-acre existing shopping center site (Valley Fair Shopping Center). 

File No. HA06-027-04

Site Development Amendment to allow significant site and architectural modifications to both the previously entitled 650,000-square foot mall expansion and the 930,000-square foot parking garage structures at a regional shopping center (Valley Fair Mall) on a 71-gross acre site.

File No. HA06-027-05

Site Development Permit Amendment to allow two standby emergency generators at a regional shopping center (Westfield Valley Fair Mall) on a 70 gross acre site.

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