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The original item was published from 8/30/2019 8:53:29 AM to 10/16/2019 12:00:00 AM.


Posted on: August 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Winchester Ranch Residential Project - Draft EIR Available for Public Review


A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Winchester Ranch Residential Project is available for public review and comment.  

Project Description:  The project consists of:  1)  a General Plan Amendment to change the Envision San José 2040 General Plan Land Use/Transportation Diagram Designation from Residential Neighborhood to Urban Residential; 2)  a General Plan Text Amendment to make minor modifications to the Santana Row/Valley Fair Urban Village Plan to remove references to Winchester Mobile Home Park, update the Building Height Diagram, and update transition areas; 3) rezone the site from the A(PD) – Planned Development Zoning District (for a mobile home park) to the R-M(PD) Planned Development Zoning District to allow the development of up to 688 residential units;  4) a Planned Development Permit to allow a mobile home park conversion and the construction of up to 688 residential units and an approximately 2.0-acre public park; and 5)  a Tentative Map to subdivide the site from one parcel to 64 parcels; all on an approximately 15.7 acre site.

Location:  Winchester Ranch Mobilehome Community, 555 S. Winchester Boulevard.

File Nos.:  GP18-014, GPT19-004, PDC18-037, PD19-019, PT19-023.   Council District:  1.

The proposed project will have potentially significant environmental effects with regard to air quality, biological resources, cultural resources (historic), hazards and hazardous materials, land use, and noise/vibration.  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 not contained in the Cortese List of toxic sites.

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 here and are also available at the following locations:

Department of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement
200 East Santa Clara St., 3rd Floor
San José, CA 95113
(408) 535-3555

Bascom Branch Library
1000 S. Bascom Ave.
San José, CA 95128
(408) 808-3077

Dr. MLK Jr. Main Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San José, CA 95112
(408) 277-4822

The public review period for this Draft EIR begins on August 30, 2019 and ends on October 15, 2019.  Written comments must be received at the Planning Department by 5:00 p.m. on October 15, 2019, in order to be addressed as part of the formal EIR review process.  

Comments and questions should be referred to David Keyon in the Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement at (408) 535-7898, via e-mail:, or by regular mail at the mailing address listed above.  Please reference the above file number in your written comment letters and correspondence.

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.

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