Hillsdale Terraces

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Project Update

  • On February 6, 2017, City Council approved the Hillsdale Terrace Mixed Use Project including a Condition of Approval requiring developer financial contribution to satisfy General Plan requirement for increased building height.
  • On October 2, 2017, the City Council approved the use of the developer contribution for a Capital Improvement Program project targeted towards pedestrian and bicycle improvements in the immediate area of the project site.  
  • On February 24, 2021, the developer requested an extension in accordance with Government Code 65914.5.  The extension was granted by the Zoning Administrator on February 26, 2021 which now provides an expiration date of October 1, 2022.    

Related Documents

Current Project Plans (January 12, 2017) Project Plans

Current Project Plans (7/28/2016)  Project Plans

Previous Plans (4/21/16)

A Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared for this project.



Project Description

  • Site Plan and Architectural Review (SPAR) Planning Application
  • Site Development Permit Application
  • Density Bonus Request
  • 43,535 square foot site
    • 13,462 square feet ground floor commercial
  • 68 new residential condominiums including 6 below-market-rate (BMR) units
  • Parking garage below grade
  • Site improvements to include:
    • Landscaping
    • Streetscape
    • Public Art
  • Existing structures to be demolished
  • All trees to be removed and replaced - no heritage trees on site
  • Project Plans are complete and comply with goals, policies and regulations:
    • City General Plan, Zoning Code and Ordinances
    • El Camino Real Master Plan
    • Rail Corridor TOD Plan
    • Hillsdale Station Area Plan
    • Climate Action Plan
    • Pedestrian Master Plan
    • Sustainable Streets Plan
    • Grand Boulevard Initiative here

Community Benefits:

  • For specific properties in the city, the General Plan includes an option for developers to request an increase in building height up to 55 feet, provided that the project includes public benefit.  
  • In granting the height increase to 55 feet for the Hillsdale Terrace project, the City Council imposed a Condition of Approval requiring community benefit in the form of a four-hundred thousand-dollar ($400,000) developer contribution that will be targeted towards pedestrian and bicycle improvements in the area nearby the project site.  

Applicant Information

Albert Costa, AIA
Costa Brown Architecture, Inc.
1620 Montgomery St, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111

City Contact Information

Julia Klein
Principal Planner
(650) 522-7216