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File #: 21-1391    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/28/2021 In control: Parks & Recreation Commission
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action:
Title: Public Input on the Schematic Design of the New Public Neighborhood Park Located at 1205 Coleman Avenue (Gateway Crossings)
Attachments: 1. Neighborhood Park Schematic Design October 15, 2019, 2. Community Presentation July 7, 2021, 3. Commission Presentation July 20, 2021, 4. Schematic Design Presentation for November 16, 2021
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REPORT TO PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Public Input on the Schematic Design of the New Public Neighborhood Park Located at 1205 Coleman Avenue (Gateway Crossings)

Report
COUNCIL PILLAR
Enhance Community Sports, Recreational and Arts Assets

BACKGROUND
On July 9, 2019, the Santa Clara City Council approved the Hunter Storm Gateway Crossings mixed-use development located at 1205 Coleman Avenue (Project). The Project encompasses approximately 21.4 acres and is bounded by Brokaw Road to the north, Coleman Avenue to the east, a parking lot and undeveloped land to the south, and a storage area and railroad tracks to the west. Most of the Project site is in the City of Santa Clara and is part of a larger 244-acre Santa Clara Station Focus Area in the City's General Plan. The Santa Clara Station Focus Area will serve as a gateway into the City with office, hotel, retail, and high-density residential uses that maximizes the use of existing and planned transit and provides for improved pedestrian, bicycle, and transit connections.

The Project is approved to construct 1,565 apartment units and will meet its parkland dedication requirements through a 2.01 acre public neighborhood park (Phase I) and a 22,972sf mini park (Phase II), as well as private on-site recreational amenities, and payment of City Mitigation Fee Act fees due in-lieu of parkland dedication in compliance with City Code 17.35. Both public parks will be designed and constructed by the developer and dedicated to the City in fee title and will be maintained by the developer after dedication.

Initial Schematic Design Review & Approval
An initial schematic design for the two-acre public neighborhood park parcel was developed by The Guzzardo Partnership, Inc. landscape architects (Attachment 1). The schematic design proposed: a natural grass play field, an enclosed off-leash dog area, play apparatus for children ages 2-5 and 6-12, benches, basketball court, fitness area, family picnic area wit...

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