San Jose: COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED- NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) FOR THE SAN JOSE FLEA MARKET PLANNED DEVELOPMENT REZONING PROJECT
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In response to requests received to extend the public comment period for the San Jose Flea Market Planned Development Rezoning Project Draft EIR, the City is extending the public comment period from Monday, November 16, 2020 to Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY (NOA) OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) FOR THE SAN JOSE FLEA MARKET PLANNED DEVELOPMENT REZONING PROJECT

*COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.*

Project Description
:  A Planned Development Rezoning of the southern 61.5-acre portion of the Flea Market site from the A(PD) Planned Development Zoning District to a new A(PD) Planned Development Zoning District. The Draft EIR analyzes two development scenarios. Option 1 is the Applicant's proposed development project and Option 2 is the City's preferred development scenario. Option I includes up to 3,450 residential units and up to 2.2 million square feet of commercial space. Option 2 includes up to 3,450 residential units and up to 3.4 million square feet of commercial space.

Location: The 61.5-gross acre project site is located on the San José Flea Market property, south of Berryessa Road, east of Coyote Creek, west of the Berryessa Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station and track alignment, and north of Mabury Road in the City of San José. APNs: 254-17-007, 254-17-052, 254-17-053, and 254-17-095.

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Council District:  4

File No.: PDC17-051

The proposed project will have potentially significant environmental effects with regard to Air Quality, Biological, Cultural, Hazardous Materials, and Noise.  The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires this notice to disclose whether any listed toxic sites are present at the project location.  The project location is contained in the Cortese List of toxic sites.

Document Availability: The Draft EIR and documents referenced in the Draft EIR are available for review online at the City of San José's "Active EIRs" website at www.sanjoseca.gov/activeeirs.

Due to the County of Santa Clara's continuing Shelter-in-Place order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, City Hall and San José Public Library Branches remain closed to the public. Therefore, hard copies of the document are not available for public review at these locations. However, if you wish to receive a hard copy of the Draft EIR, please contact the Environmental Project Manager, Cassandra van der Zweep, at cassandra.vanderzweep@sanjoseca.gov. Please allow time for printing and delivery.

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Public Review Period and How to Submit Comments:  The public review period for this Public Review Draft EIR begins on Friday, October 2, 2020 and ends on Monday, November 16, 2020 Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.  Written comments must be received at the Planning Department by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020  Tuesday, December 1, 2020  to be addressed as part of the formal EIR review process.  Please submit all comments in one of the following ways:

E-mail:  Please send e-mails to Cassandra van der Zweep, the Environmental Project Manager, at:  Cassandra.vanderZweep@sanojseca.gov
Via U.S. Postal Service:  Please send letters to the following address:

Department of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement
Attn: Cassandra van der Zweep
200 E. Santa Clara Street, T-3
San Jose, CA. 95113

For the official record, please include your written comment letter and reference File No. PDC17-051

Following the close of the public review period, the Director of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement will prepare a Final Environmental Impact Report 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.stats

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