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Empire Lumber Mixed-Use Project

File No. GPT15-007 and PDC15-067

The proposed project includes:


General Plan Text Amendment to amend the Roosevelt Park Urban Village Plan to reduce the minimum commercial FAR from 0.50 to 0.25 and increase maximum height across the entire site to 85 feet on a 2.77 gross acre site. In addition, the text amendment is proposed to allow a maximum building height of 85 feet across the entire project site.


The Planned Development Rezoning from CG Commercial General Zoning District and LI Light Industrial Zoning District to CG(PD) Commercial General Planned Development Zoning District for a 7-story mixed-use development with up to 60,000 square feet of commercial space and up to 405 residential units on a 2.77 gross acre site. The proposed project would have one level of below-grade parking and two levels of above-grade parking. The parking garage would have approximately 490 parking spaces to be shared between residents, commercial customers, and employees. A pool deck, podium garden, and club/fitness area (approximately 2,442 square feet) are proposed on top of the parking structure on the third floor. The open space area would be wrapped by residential units.


The 2.77-acre project site is comprised of seven parcels located at 1260 East Santa Clara Street, between South 26th Street and South 28th Street, in the City of San Jose.

Public Comment Period

September 28, 2016 and ends on October 19, 2016.

Project Documents

Environmental Project Manager

Thai-Chau Le
(408) 535-5658

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