1300 El Camino Real

Project description

Greenheart Land Company is proposing to redevelop a 6.4-acre site on El Camino Real and Oak Grove Avenue with up to 217,900 square feet of commercial uses and up to 202 dwelling units. The proposal requires approval of Architectural Control for the new buildings, including a Public Benefit Bonus to exceed the Base level Floor Area Ratio and dwelling unit/acre thresholds. The proposal also requires consideration under the California Environmental Quality Act

The project site encompasses an earlier development proposal that was fully approved by the City Council for 110,065 new square feet of non-residential uses, in addition to additional sites with approximately 10,000 square feet of active non-residential uses. As a result, the current proposal would result in 97,835 (= 217,000 - 110,065 - 10,000) net new square feet of non-residential uses. The project site does not currently contain any existing or approved dwelling units, so all of the project's proposed 202 dwelling units would be net new residences. As a result, the project as currently proposed is projected to account for the following shares of the the Specific Plan's Maximum Allowable Development cap:
  • Residential uses: 29.7% (= 202/680)
  • Non-residential uses: 20.6% (= 97,835/474,000)

Current status

The project's Draft Environmental Impact Report was released on February 17, 2016. The Draft EIR and details about commenting are available on the project's CEQA page.

On August 4, 2014, the Planning Commission held a scoping session for the Infill EIR, along with a preliminary general study session on the proposal (staff report). On September 9, 2014, the City Council approved the EIR budget (staff report). On February 23, 2015, the City Council received a status update on the Environmental Review (staff report), and on July 19, 2016, the City Council appointed a subcommittee (Carlton/Ohtaki) to guide the Development Agreement negotiation. On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, the Environmental Quality Commission will review the proposed heritage tree removals associated with the project.

Staff reports

Links to recent staff reports are included here, in reverse chronological order.