a house overlooking a slope

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This project includes removal of a historic residence followed by habitat improvements on the former Beatty property in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve

The Beatty House is located at 17820 Alma Bridge Road in unincorporated Santa Clara County, approximately three miles south of Los Gatos and approximately two miles east of the Alma Bridge Road exit from Highway 17. The Beatty House site is eligible for inclusion in the California Register of Historic Resources, but is not currently listed on federal, state, or local historic resource inventories. 

map of Beatty house location

Goals and Objectives

  • Remove physical hazards to ensure public safety and potentially support future interpretive uses
  • Improve ecological qualities at the Beatty House site and immediate surroundings
  • Provide focused interpretive and educational opportunities associated with the former Beatty House, consistent with open space values
  • Enhance natural visual character and scenic qualities
  • Implement a fiscally sustainable project

Notice of Preparation

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has issued a Notice of Preparation to announce preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Beatty House Removal and Site Restoration project.

Review Period: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 – Friday, March 5, 2021

See full Notice of Preparation >>

Anticipated Timeline

Tentative Schedule


February 2021

Circulate Notice of Preparation for public review

February 24, 2021

Public scoping meeting

Winter 2021

Circulate Draft Environmental Impact Report for public review

Spring 2022

Circulate and certify Final Environmental Impact Report

Summer 2022 - Summer 2023


Fall 2023

Project implementation


Structure removal will be funded through the Midpen general fund. Habitat restoration may be funded through Midpen Measure AA funds as part of Portfolio #22

Related Documents

Structure Stabilization - Board of Directors Meeting
(April 2020)

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For additional information please contact Alex Cabara, Planner III.