PA18-013  1, 2, and 3 Waters Park Residential

WH site photo


 April 26, 2019


1, 2, and 3
Waters Park Drive


035-401-440 and


Niki Krukowski, Manager
Strada Investment Group
(805) 358-9031 


Ron Munekawa
Chief of Planning
(650) 522-7203


During the Planning Commission meeting of January 23, 2019, the Commission recommended approval of the project to the City Council by a 3-0 vote. The City Council approved the project on February 19, 2019 and the zoning reclassification on March 18, 2019.

The City of San Mateo has prepared an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, which identifies and discusses potential environmental impacts on the projects and proposed mitigation measures to be incorporated in the project to eliminate any potentially significant impacts.

Hard copies of the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration are available at the Planning Division – Public Service Counter at San Mateo City Hall (330 West 20th Ave.) and at the City’s Main Library (55 West 3rd Ave, Reference Desk).


    •    Applicant Response to Comments to the Planning Commission – January 14, 2019
    •    Project Plans: (Current) – March 9, 2018

A Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared for this project and can be viewed online.
    •    Notice
    •    Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration
Appendix A:  i.  Air Quality Technical Report    
Appendix A:  ii.  Supplemental Air Quality Technical Report - Construction Analysis  
Appendix B:  i.  Tree Inventory and Assessment
Appendix B:  ii.  Biological Resources Reconnaissance Report
Appendix C:  Design Level Geotechnical Exploration
Appendix D:  Greenhouse Gas Assessment  
Appendix E:   i.  Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Plan
Appendix E:   ii.  Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix E:   iii.  Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix F:   i.  Environmental Noise Study
Appendix F:   ii.  Construction Noise Analysis
Appendix G:  Transportation Impact Analysis     


     •    Planning Commission (Public Hearing): Meeting Materials – January 23, 2019  
     •    Planning Commission (Public Hearing): Video – January 23, 2019
     •    Planning Commission (Public Hearing): Meeting Materials – January 8, 2019  (Continued to January 23, 2019)
     •    Planning Commission (Public Hearing): Video – January 8, 2019  (Continued to January 23, 2019)
     •    Planning Commission (Study Session): Meeting Materials – May 22, 2018
     •    Planning Commission (Study Session): Video – May 22, 2018
     •    Planning Commission (Study Session): Meeting Materials – December 11, 2017
     •    Planning Commission (Study Session): Video – December 11, 2017
     •    Neighborhood Meeting: Summary – November 9, 2017


Waters Technology Office Park is an 11.1-acre property off Norfolk St. currently occupied by an approximately 100,000-square-foot office business park. The proposed redevelopment would demolish all existing offices and replace with 190 for-sale residences, including a mix of two-story detached single-family residences, as well as three (3) and four (4) story attached townhomes and flats. The project also proposes a new publicly accessible, privately-owned trail along Borel Creek and private open space.

As presently designed, the project is anticipated to require the following entitlements: 

  • Site Plan and Architectural Review (SPAR) for the construction of 190 dwelling units.
  • Planned Development Special Use Permit to permit setback reductions and minimum lot size reductions for the single-family residences.
  • Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map to create individual single-family home lots (28) and 162 condominium units and associated common space.
  • Site Development Planning Application for the removal of major vegetation (trees).
  • General Plan Land Use Designation Amendment from Executive Office to Medium Density Multi-Family; and Appendix C, Building Height, Amendment to allow an increase in height from 35 feet to 45 feet.
  • Zoning Reclassification from E1- Executive Park to R3 - Multiple Family Dwellings, Medium Density to allow residential as a permitted use.