The next Moreland West Neighborhood Association meeting will be on November 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm via Zoom, with a focus on Homelessness & Housing. This is our Annual Meeting where we’ll elect two Vice Presidents and a Treasurer to serve two-year terms. Vice President for Campbell and Vice President for San Jose positions are open. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact me. Volunteering with the Moreland West NA is a great way to meet neighbors and to get involved in the community. The Zoom link will be sent via email to all our newsletter subscribers, if you are not already signed up send your name and street address (for verification) to email@example.com
El Paseo de Saratoga Redevelopment Environmental lmpact Report (EIR) Released
Last Friday, the City of San Jose published the EIR for the El Paseo project. This began the 45-day period for the public to view the analysis of the proposed project’s environmental impacts. Comments on the EIR are due to the City by November 29.
The Moreland West NA plans to submit comments. We encourage residents to submit individual comments to the City and request that you copy us. We also invite residents to send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Nov. 5, so they can be considered/included in the Moreland West NA’s submission. We’ll give a brief update on this topic at our Nov. 18 meeting.
- EIR document: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments-offices/planning-building-code-enforcement/planning-division/environmental-planning/environmental-review/active-eirs/1312-el-paseo-1777-saratoga-avenue-mixed-use-village-project
- Note: The developer studied both options (educational and non-educational use) in the EIR, but is only proceeding with the non-educational use in the Planned Development permit application.
- Instructions for submitting comments to the City: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/78241/637698940839268876
Costco Coming to Westgate West
From Vice Mayor Jones’s office: The northwest corner of Westgate West has caught the attention of Costco Wholesale. They plan to submit a proposal for an urban warehouse center in early November. The Costco would replace the old Orchard Supply Hardware building, the current Ethan Allen, Goodwill, Smart & Final building among others. The building would be just over 160,000 square feet. This area has been vacant for quite some time, so we are interested in seeing the area revitalized and anticipate a robust community engagement process prior to any formal plan approval. If you have input, comments, or questions, please contact the District 1 office at email@example.com.