Public Review of Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the 19 North Second Street Mixed-Use Project (HP21-001 & H20-040) | News – City of San Jose, CA

Notice of Preparation of a

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

for the 19 North Second Street Mixed-Use Project

File Nos: HP21-001, H20-040

Project Applicant: ROYGBIV Real Estate, LLC., Loida Kirkley

APN:  467-21-028

Project Description: The project includes a Historic Preservation Permit and a Site Development Permit to demolish approximately 15,000 square feet of the Realty Building, a City Landmark building, while retaining the street-facing façade and parapet, and construct a 22-story building with one below-grade basement level.  Approximately 18,643 square feet of commercial uses would be located on the first and second floors and a total of 220 affordable senior housing units would be located on the third through 22nd floors. A rooftop deck is also proposed for community open space. 

Location: An approximately 0.22-acre lot located at 19 North Second Street. The project site is developed with an existing two-story commercial building that is listed in the City’s Historic Resources Inventory as a City Landmark (“Realty Building”). The project site is located on the west side of North Second Street, approximately 120 feet north of East Santa Clara Street.

As the Lead Agency, the City of San José will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the project referenced above.  The City welcomes your input regarding the scope and content of the environmental information that is relevant to your area of interest, or to your agency’s statutory responsibilities in connection with the proposed project.  If you are affiliated with a public agency, this SEIR may be used by your agency when considering subsequent approvals related to the project.  The project description, location, and probable environmental effects that will be analyzed in the EIR for the project can be found on the City’s Active EIRs website at, including the environmental public Scoping Meeting information.

An online joint community and environmental public scoping meeting for this project will be held:

When:  August 9, 2021, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Where:  Via Zoom (see instructions below)

The live meeting will be recorded.  You will be muted upon entry to the meeting.  Please do not unmute yourself until the presenter has called on you to speak. If you have not participated in a Zoom meeting before, we encourage you to download the Zoom application to your phone, tablet, or computer and feel free to log in early to troubleshoot any technical issues that may arise. Participants who are unable to install Zoom on their computer or mobile device can join a meeting through their computer’s web browser. Zoom currently works best with Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Chromium Edge.

Electronic device instructions:

For participants who would like to join electronically from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device, please click this URL:

Please ensure your device has audio input and output capabilities. During the session, if you would like to comment, please use the ‘raise hand’ feature in Zoom conference call or click *9 to raise a hand to speak.

  1. Use a current, up-to-date browser: Chrome 30+, Firefox 27+, Microsoft Edge 12+, Safari 7+. Certain functionality may be disabled in older browsers including Internet Explorer.
  2. Mute all other audio before speaking. Using multiple devices can cause an audio feedback.
  3. Enter an email address and name. The name will be visible online and will be used to notify you that it is your turn to speak.
  4. If you wish to speak during open forum, click on “raise hand.” Speakers will be notified shortly before they are called to speak.
  5. When called, please limit your remarks to the time limit allotted.

Telephone device instructions:

For participants who would like to join telephonically please dial +1-877-853-5257 and when prompted, enter meeting ID: 992 3274 6369. You may also click *9 to raise a hand to speak.

Questions or Public Comments prior to meeting:

If you have questions regarding the virtual community meeting or would like to submit your comments prior to the meeting, please e-mail or call 408-535-7837. Comments submitted prior to this meeting will be considered as if you were present in the meeting.

According to State law, the deadline for your response is 30 days after receipt of this notice; however, we would appreciate an earlier response, if possible. Please identify a contact person, and send your response to:

City of San José, Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement

Attn: Maira Blanco, Environmental Project Manager

200 East Santa Clara Street, 3rd Floor Tower

San José, CA 95113-1905