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 requires review/recommendation by the Planning Commission and review/action by the City Council on all project actions. The Planning Commission will review recommendations on all project actions on December 12, 2016. The December 12 agenda will be accessible as of Thursday 12/8 evening, via the Planning Commission web page. The Final EIR is available as of December 1, 2016, as noted on the CEQA sub-page. The Housing Commission, Environmental Quality Commission, and Transportation Commission have previously reviewed (respectively) the proposed BMR Housing Agreement, Heritage Tree Removal Permits, and proposed changes to on-street parking and bicycle facility design.