Adoption of the Lawrence Station Area Plan
On November 29, 2016, the City Council adopted the Lawrence Station Area Plan (a Specific Plan) and Environmental Impact Report, along with the associated General Plan and Zoning Ordinance Amendments. Under State Law, the City can assess developers a fee for the creation and administration of a Specific Plan (Government Code Section 65456). The City Council adopted the fee in January 2017. More information is available below.
The goal is to take advantage of this central location with its close proximity to major regional transit by incorporating higher-density residential and transit supportive uses that will maximize the project area’s development potential. The density in housing is intended to support transit usage with a commensurate reduction in reliance on the automobile, augmented by a bicycle and open space network.
LSAP as a Part of Caltrain
Lawrence Station itself is part of Caltrain - a 32-stop rail system, serving San Francisco and the Peninsula, traveling through the South Bay to San Jose and Gilroy. Strategically located between the Sunnyvale Station and the Santa Clara Station, it serves both the Cities of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara.
To be added to the Lawrence Station Area Plan e-mail list, or to make comments on the plan, please contact the project manager, John Davidson at JDavidson@santaclaraca.gov or by phone at 408-615-2478.