75 Willow Road

Project Description
The applicant, Summerhill Homes, proposes to construct 33 new residential units at 75 Willow Road. The proposal includes the demolition of an existing office building totaling approximately 40,000 square feet.

The project requires the following applications:
  1. General Plan Amendment: Change from Professional and Administrative offices land use designation to Medium Density Residential land use designation;
  2. Rezoning: Change from C-1 (Administrative and Professional District, Restrictive) to R-3-X (Apartment - Conditional Development District);
  3. Conditional Development Permit: Establish specific development regulations and review architectural designs;
  4. Tentative Subdivision Map: Create 33 lots and associated common areas;
  5. Heritage Tree Permit: Remove / relocate heritage trees and plant new trees; and
  6. Environmental Review of the proposed project.
Current Status
Throughout the process, there will be multiple opportunities for public input:
  • Draft EIR comment review period: July 17 - August 31, 2006
  • Planning Commission public hearing to receive comments on the Draft EIR and requested applications: July 31, 2006
  • Final EIR (response to comments) comment review period: October 10 - October 23, 2006
  • Planning Commission public hearing to make recommendation on the Final EIR and requested applications: October 23, 2006
  • City Council public hearing to take action on the Final EIR and requested applications: November 14, 2006 - Tentative
Required Review
The proposed project will require review by the Housing Commission, Environmental Quality Commission, and the Planning Commission, and review and approval by the City Council.

Environmental Review
The proposed project requires environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. A Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared and circulated for comments. The Response to Comments (Final EIR) is available on October 6, 2006.