Cordoba Center

Drawing of Cordoba Center

Approval and Appeal and Resolution

The project was granted approval at the August 22, 2019 Planning Commission​ meeting. This action was appealed. There was a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors on December 17, 2019. On December 18th, the Board declared an Intent to Approve the project, and the Board of Supervisors issued an Resolution on March 24, 2020​.

Public Meetings

There were joint study sessions between the Planning Commission and San Martin Planning Advisory Committee for this projects, as well as a public outreach meeting for the Cemetery Project.

Final EIR

Draft EIR 

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.

Revised Plans Submitted 4/23/2019

Project Description by Applicant​

Preliminary Architectural Plans  (Title Sheet, 5/23/2016)​​​​

Prelim Grading Plans​  (5/17/2016)

Septic System Plans  (4/15/2016)

Prelim Landscape Plan​  (5/16/2016)​

​Anticipated Activities​​

Cem​etery Plans


For more information or to comment on this project, please contact Manira Sandhir or David Rader​.

©2022 County of Santa Clara. All rights reserved.