More info on these projects.

High Speed Rail

Cordoba Project


Di Vittorio RV Park


Truck Equipment Installation

Granite Outlet – San Martin Ave

TouBar Equipment Company – Llagas Ave

High Speed Rail

High Speed Rail

The High Speed Rail (HSR) route through San Martin has been under discussion for many years starting with a few possible routes and now leading to the selection of a potential preferred alternative.

The preferred alternative alignment is scheduled to be identified in December 2019.  It will be documented in the Draft EIR/EIS to be published in December 2019 for public review and comment. The route will most likely run close to the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) through most of San Martin and will result in some changes to the local road system.

In particular, in the center of San Martin and where San Martin Avenue, Middle Avenue, Church Avenue and Masten Avenue would cross the HSR/UPRR alignments. In addition, in order to maintain speeds of up to 185 miles per hour through San Martin, depending upon the alternative selected, the Monterey Road/UPRR corridor could need to be realigned to the west of their present alignments. This could affect property on the west side of Monterey Road from either north of Roosevelt Avenue or north of Chester Avenue all the way north of California Avenue and Llagas Creek up towards Middle Avenue. The impacts would vary depending upon whether the HSR is elevated on a viaduct, or on an embankment, or a blended system at grade along the potential alignments through San Martin.

Maps of proposed alternative routes can be found on the HSR web site at

Then go to Community Meetings then Community Open House Meetings – April/May 2017

Detailed maps for the three viaduct and embankment alternative can be found at the links below

The Santa Clara County Department of Planning and Development provided a report on the potential impacts of the viaduct and embankment alternatives.      This can be found at

The staff report was presented to HLUET Committee in May2017      This Constraints Analysis – High Speed Rail AlternativesSummary is available at

The tables showing potential impact are shown on pages 3, 4, 5, and 6

The viaduct and embankment alternatives were presented and discussed at the SMNA Annual Meeting on July 22, 2017.  In addition the Blended at Grade alternative was presented and discussed at the SMNA Quarterly Meeting on October 18, 2018, and the presentation to SMNA is shown at

Go to Community Working Group Meeting – November 7, 2018 for the latest information on the proposed Blended at Grade alternative.

New 2018 HSR Business Plan can be found at

Cordoba Center Project

The South Valley Islamic Community (SVIC) is a religious organization in San Martin and has served its membership in a barn on Columbet Ave since 2001

 Preliminary project information can be found

In 2016 the County announced they were starting the EIR for the project, see here nop-cordoba_final,  The SMNA Board response to the Notice of Preparation of the EIR can be seen a t

In 2018 he County of Santa Clara prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Cordoba Center project (see project description here). The Draft EIR files can be found on the County Planning and Development website through the following link:

Comments regarding the significant environmental impacts of this project and the adequacy of the Draft EIR were submitted during the 60-day public review period which ended on July 30. 2018.  A public meeting to receive comments on the Draft EIR was held on July 12, 2018 in the Morgan Hill Community Center,   Written comments on the Draft EIR submitted by the public, organizations and agencies, including the SMNA Board are posted on

Project Description

The project proponent, South Valley Islamic Center (SVIC), proposes to develop the Cordoba Center, a multi-use religious and cultural center to serve the Muslim community of south Santa Clara County on a 15.8-acre site on Monterey Road within the unincorporated community of San Martin. The primary structures proposed include a two-story mosque and a two-story community center building, to be located on the southern portion of the project site, facing south (toward California Avenue). The western portion of the site would be used as a cemetery. A caretaker’s residence and orchard are proposed to be located along Monterey Road. SVIC current has 400 members. Maximum attendance at religious and cultural events is generally anticipated to be 300 individuals, although special events (4 times per year) could include as many as 500 attendees

Patel RV Park

There is a proposal to build an RV park on the NW corner of California Ave and Monterey Ave for 124 RVs

See  under File 2229

Di Vittorio RV Park

There is a proposal to build an RV Park E. Middle Avenue at Seymour Avenue

See under file 108


Truck Equipment Installation

See                   File number 10809

Granite Outlet – San Martin Ave

See                    File number 11013

TouBar Equipment Company – Llagas Ave   File number 10880