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File #: 20-1060    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/11/2019 In control: Parks & Recreation Commission
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action:
Title: Consideration of the Schematic Design for a New Public Park and Park Plaza proposed to be located at 5123 Calle Del Sol (Ensemble Residential Project)
Attachments: 1. Tasman East Specific Plan Excerpts, 2. Mini Park Schematic Design, 3. Public Park Plaza Schematic Design
REPORT TO PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Consideration of the Schematic Design for a New Public Park and Park Plaza proposed to be located at 5123 Calle Del Sol (Ensemble Residential Project)

Report
BACKGROUND
On November 13, 2018, the Santa Clara City Council adopted the Tasman East Specific Plan (TESP). The TESP area is an existing 45-acre industrial neighborhood bounded by Tasman Drive to the south, the Guadalupe River to the East, the closed Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club to the north, and Lafayette Street to the west. The TESP creates the framework for the development of a high-density transit-oriented residential neighborhood along with supportive retail services. The TESP provides allowed uses, densities, height limits, design criteria, connections to the existing Guadalupe River trail, locations for parkland (Attachment 1), and strategies for better access to transit.

On July 17, 2019, the City Architectural Committee approved the Ensemble Residential Project located at 5123 Calle Del Sol to construct 311 apartment units on Parcel 19 and 192 apartment units on Parcel 29. The developer has proposed to meet its parkland dedication requirements (SCCC17.35) and the TESP through a 4,466sf (0.1025 acres) public park dedicated to the City in fee title, and a 950sf public park plaza dedicated to the City as an easement. Public park improvements will be constructed by the developer to the City's design criteria and specifications and will be maintained by the developer in perpetuity after dedication.

DISCUSSION
The public park schematic design (Attachment 2) is 4,466sf (0.1025 acres) in size and includes concrete game tables, ping pong tables, concrete corn hole games, lawn area, interactive play/Memo Activity Zone, seating, pathways, trees, and landscaping. As part of initial park design development, the features proposed by the developer have been reviewed by the Parks & Recreation Department and are found to be appropriate for the space...

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