Santa Clara University Five Year Master Plan

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On July 27, 2016 the Planning Commission approved the Santa Clara University Five Year Master Plan Use Permit at 500 El Camino Real, an approximate 97.4 acre project site bounded by Franklin Street to the north, El Camino Real to the east, Market Street to the south and Lafayette Street to the west. The project site is zoned Public, Quasi-Public and Public Park or Recreation. The approved Use Permit amends the Master Development Plan for the demolition of approximately 269,130 square feet of existing building floor area to construct up to 449,524 square feet of net new classroom, office and student activity space, and new housing units for 600 students on the university campus.

File Number: PLN2014-10779; CEQ2014-01184

Project Manager: Debby Fernandez;, 408-615-2450


Charney Hall - completed

Benson Center renovations and addition - completed

South Residence Hall (Phase I / Finn Hall) - under construction

South Residence Hall (Phase II) - pending

STEM Complex - under construction

Athletic Excellence Center (formerly Cowell Center) - under construction

Daly Science Center demolition and site development of open space - pending


Environmental Review/CEQA Documents

Santa Clara University Master Plan presentation (PDF, 15 MB)

Historical Landmarks Commission meeting (6/2/16) Minutes (PDF)

Historical Landmarks Commission meeting (7/7/16) Minutes (PDF)

Planning Commission meeting (7/27/16) Staff report (PDF, 6 MB)

Planning Commission meeting (7/27/16) Minutes 

Development plans (PDF, 28 MB)

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