2550 Sand Hill Road Project

Project Description
The applicant is proposing to demolish an existing one-story, 31,792-square-foot building (formerly a convalescent hospital) and construct a new two-story, 23,011-square-foot non-medical office building and the related site improvements at 2550 Sand Hill Road (formerly 1185 Monte Rosa Drive) in the C-1-C (Administrative, Professional, and Research District; Restrictive) zoning district.

The proposed project would require the following approvals:
  1. Use Permit for the construction of a new building;
  2. Architectural Control for design review of the new building and related site improvements;
  3. Heritage Tree Removal Permit to remove 7 existing heritage trees; and
  4. Below Market Rate (BMR) Housing Agreement for the proposed in lieu fee payment.
The traffic study determined that the proposed project would not result in significant traffic, parking, or on-site circulation impacts. As such, the proposed project is categorically exempt under Class 32 (Section 15332, "In-Fill Development Projects") of the current California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines. The traffic study is available for public review at the Department of Community Development.

Current Status
The Planning Commission reviewed and provided direction on the proposed project at a study session meeting on May 5, 2008. This project is scheduled to return to the Planning Commission on November 17, 2008 as a public hearing item.

Required Review
The BMR Agreement for the project has been reviewed by the Housing Commission and recommended for approval. The proposed project requires review and approval by the Planning Commission, which would be the final decision making body, unless the project is appealed to the City Council.