• San Jose Riparian Corridor Policy set for City Council Review

  • Revisions to the City of San Jose’s riparian corridor policy and bird safe building design standards are coming up for City Council hearing on Tuesday, August 23. The new policies will be incorporated into a resolution entitled “Riparian Corridor Protection and Bird-Safe Design Policy”, intended to provide guidance for riparian corridor protection in furtherance of the goals, policies, and actions of the General Plan for: 1) protecting, preserving, or restoring riparian habitat; 2) minimizing urban runoff to creeks, rivers, and streams; 3) controlling erosion; and 4) encouraging bird-safe design within the area north of State Route 237, by: (1) Clarifying standards for development and activities located up to three hundred (300) feet of the edge of a riparian corridor, including but not limited to limitations on activities, new structures, and impervious surfaces within riparian setbacks; and (2) Providing bird-safe design standards for development located within the north of State Route 237 to reduce the potential for bird strikes for species associated with baylands or riparian habitats of lower Coyote Creek. To read the Staff Report, Resolution, and other memos and correspondence click here.
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