CIVIC CENTER MASTER PLAN MOVES FORWARD (UPDATED 3/6/2017)
County Staff, in coordination with the Office of Supervisor Cindy Chavez, is hosting a public outreach meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the County Government Center's Lower Level Conference Room, 70 West Hedding Street, in San Jose, in order to update the community about on-going and upcoming actions related to the master planning of the County's Civic Center. Members of the community are encouraged to comment on the refined master plan concept to be presented to the Board on March 14, 2017.
The following item is to be discussed by the Board of Supervisors on March 14, 2017:
Lowe/Gensler prepared a refined Master Plan concept that envisions a Civic Center with an active urban character created through density, street experience, and variety. It is consistent with the Board-approved Guiding Principles while also creating a Civic Center that incorporates sound planning principles and considers the latest planning trends, including place-making, creation of a flexible development framework, enhancement of the Civic Center as a community asset, emphasis on walkability, sustainability and resiliency, and an exceptional user experience.
Also, a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an environmental impact report for the Santa Clara County Civic Center Master Plan Project will be released on March 7, 2017. A Public Scoping Session to solicit comments for the Notice of Preparation will be held on March 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in Room 157, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose. More information is about the NOP is available here.