Around Santa Clara: March events

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Upcoming events this month in and around the City of Santa Clara.

Virtual Community Meeting for Patrick Henry Drive Specific Plan

The City of Santa Clara is hosting a virtual community meeting this Thursday, March 11 to discuss the draft Patrick Henry Drive Specific Plan.

Initiated in July 2017, The Patrick Henry Drive Specific Plan will guide the re-development of the area north of Highway 101 and Mission College between the Calabazas Creek and Great America Parkway. The area will become a high-density, transit-oriented residential neighborhood and will be built in phases over 20 years.

Current plans include up to 12,000 residential units, 8 acres of public parkland, plazas and greenways, a new internal roadway system and supportive infrastructure, including extensive pedestrian and bicycle access. The City Council is slated to review the final Environmental Impact Report and Specific Plan later this year.

The virtual meeting will take place on Thursday, March 11 at 6pm via Zoom; staff will be participating and accepting feedback. For more information on the event, click here.

Santa Clara accepting applications for Youth Commission

The City of Santa Clara is accepting applications from residents for the 2021-2022 Youth Commission term. The Commission meets from September through May on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00pm.Members are between the ages of 12 and 18 and can serve up to six one-year terms.

The Youth Commission was created in 1995 and advises the City of Santa Clara City Council on matters pertaining to the youth and teen population, especially as related to municipal programs and projects of the City. It also hosts events and recreation activities, and members volunteer at various City-wide events.

The deadline to apply for the Youth Commission is Monday, March 15 by 6:00 p.m. City staff will announce the 2021-2022 Youth Commission term candidates in April/May. 

To apply for the Youth Commission, click here.

Leprechaun Adventure in Santa Clara Parks

The City of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a fun adventure this month that the whole family can enjoy.

From March 5 – 17, Lucky Leprechaun is visiting Santa Clara, looking for the perfect spot in one of Santa Clara’s many parks, to stash its pot of gold. Leprechauns need a lot of supervision, so the Parks and Recreation Department wants your help giving Lucky Leprechaun a tour of the parks.

To participate, visit the locations and photograph your leprechaun according to the directions. When the adventure is complete, send the photos to the Parks and Rec Department and claim your prize. All entries will receive a prize, while supplies last.

For more information on the event, click here.