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The original item was published from 8/2/2019 10:53:32 AM to 8/24/2019 12:00:01 AM.


Posted on: August 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Public Review Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration: Harker Middle School Expansion


Project Name:  Harker Middle School Expansion Project
File No.: PD18-040

Description: The project proposes the demolition of three of the five existing classroom buildings, a portion of the existing auditorium/gymnasium, removal of the existing vehicle turnaround area, and removal of 46 trees, including 15 ordinance-sized trees. The project would allow the construction of a new two-story classroom building of approximately 38,900 square feet and a new addition to the existing auditorium/gymnasium of approximately 15,300 square feet for a total of 20,542 square feet to facilitate the operation of a middle school on the site with a maximum enrollment of 600 students. The project also includes construction of five new basketball courts, reconfiguration of the existing turf play field, a new student drop-off/pick-up area, and an emergency vehicle access road. The existing administration building, music/drama building, and two academic buildings would remain in place. Upon completion of the project, the total building square footage on the campus would be approximately 107,170 square feet.

Location: 4525 Union Avenue, San José.  
Assessor’s Parcel No.: 421-07-003. 
Council District:  9

Applicant Contact Information:  Mike Bassoni, Facilities Director of The Harker School; P.O. Box 9067, San Jose, CA 95157; 408-553-0377

The City has performed an environmental review of the project.  The environmental review examines the nature and extent of any adverse effects on the environment that could occur if the project is approved and implemented.  Based on the review, the City has prepared a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for this project.  An MND is a statement by the City that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment because the project will include mitigation measures that will reduce identified project impacts to a less than significant level.  The project site is not present on a list pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the California Government Code. 

The public is welcome to review and comment on the Draft MND. The public comment period for this Draft MND begins on August 2, 2019 to August 22, 2019.  

The Draft MND, Initial Study, and reference documents are available online at: The documents are also available for review from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the City of San José Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, located at City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street; at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Main Library, located at 150 E. San Fernando Street; and Cambrian Branch Library, located at 1780 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose. 

For additional information, please contact Thai-Chau Le at (408) 535-5658, or by e-mail at  

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