201 El Camino Real + 612 Cambridge Ave.

201 El Camino Real
The applicant is proposing to demolish an existing commercial building (201 El Camino Real), parking lot (APN: 071413370), and multifamily residential building (612 Cambridge Avenue), and construct a new three-story mixed use building with two levels of underground parking and two detached single family townhouses. The building would consist of restaurant, retail, medical office, and parking access on the first floor and 12 dwelling units on the second and third floors. Along with the two detached townhouses, a total of 14 dwelling units are proposed for the development.

The proposed development would be at the Public Benefit Bonus level, which involves a discretionary approval that would allow the development to exceed the Base level floor area ratio (FAR) and residential density on the subject site.

As part of the proposed project, two Below Market Rate (BMR) dwelling units would be provided on site, with a portion of the BMR units proposed as the public benefit.

A portion of Alto Lane would be abandoned, and the two lots zoned as SP-ECR/D would be merged. The parcels at 201 El Camino Real and 612 Cambridge Avenue would not be merged, but the project would be a coordinated proposal with linked elements, such as access. As part of the project, three heritage trees are proposed to be removed.

The overall proposal would be comprised of:

  • Total buildings: 29,243 square feet
  • Medical office: 2,985 square feet
  • Retail: 2,962 square feet
  • Restaurant: 1,200 square feet
  • Residential: 21,145 square feet (14 dwelling units)
  • Shared access: 951 square feet
  • Total parking: 59 spaces

Current status

The Planning Commission will hold a study session on the project on July 22, 2019. For more information, please see the staff report.