San Jose: Notice of CEQA Posting - Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Graniterock Capitol Site Modernization Plan Project (GP19-010, PDC20-023, PD20-013)
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Project Description:
The project consists of a General Plan Amendment, Planned Development Rezoning, and Planned Development Permit to facilitate proposed changes in operations at an existing Graniterock recycling, manufacturing, and distribution facility for aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and other construction materials. The project proposes an expansion of the current concrete plant, aggregate and other construction materials distribution facility, and recycle yard operations. The project also includes the addition of an asphalt plant and cementitious distribution facility. The existing equipment storage and maintenance yard would be removed from the site. In addition, the existing rail spur would be extended from a 25-railcar spur to accommodate 55 railcars with an increase in unloading capacity to 2,000 tons per hour. The expanded facility would operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Development of the project would also result in the removal of 47 on-site trees, 43 of which are ordinance-size trees.

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Location: The approximately 22-acre project site is located at 120 Granite Rock Way in San José.

Council District:  7          File No.:  GP19-010, PDC20-023, PD20-013

The proposed project will have potentially significant environmental effects on Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires this notice to disclose whether any listed toxic sites are present at the project location. The site is listed on the Cortese List as a closed diesel Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) case with a status of "Completed – Case Closed, as of November 8, 1996," confirming the contamination has been adequately remediated.

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

A hard copy of the of EIR is available for viewing at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library located at 150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112 or by appointment at the San José City Hall Permit Center located at 200 E Santa Clara St, San José, CA 95113. Should you wish to review a hard copy, please contact by email

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The public review period for this Public Review Draft EIR begins on September 20, 2022 and ends on November 4, 2022. Written comments must be received at the Planning Department by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022 to be addressed as part of the formal EIR review process. Comments and questions should be referred to Maira Blanco in the Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement via e-mail:, or by regular mail to:

Department of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement

Attn: Maira Blanco

200 East Santa Clara Street, 3rd Floor

San José, CA 95113

For the official record, please your written comment letter and reference File No. GP19-010.

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.

Filed Under: Government, City

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