Background Information

Background / History:



Background History for Previous Planning Applications related to the location of the former Bridgepointe Ice Rink are summarized below.

  • 2014: PA14-019 Pre-Application Review to amend the Bridgepointe Master Plan to revise the description of allowable uses on Lot 5 (the former ice rink) to allow retail uses. Materials related to the prior 2014 Pre-Application submittal can be found online.

  • 2012: PA12-034 Bridgepointe Ice Rink Closure Pre-Application (withdrawn in 2013). Pre-Application for the closure of the Bridgepointe Ice Rink. Required the construction of a recreation amenity elsewhere in San Mateo. This project proposed to build a restroom and add artificial turf at existing City parks. Material related to the prior 2012 Bridgepointe Ice Rink Closure Pre-Application submittal, which was withdrawn, be found here: /index.aspx?NID=2470.

  • 1997: PA97-072 Application to amend the Bridgepointe Master Plan to revise the description of uses in the ice rink space to read, “ice rink or similar recreation uses” and to add a condition requiring review and approval by the Planning Commission of any proposed alternative recreational use.

  • 1996: The original Bridgepointe Master Plan required a “recreational amenity” at the Bridgepointe Shopping Center, but did not specify that the “amenity” be an ice rink.

Documents in PDF format, related to the original master plan and site plan and architectural review (SPAR) can be downloaded from the following links:


The approved mitigation monitoring and reporting Program can be found here: