PA18-069  1 Carey School Lane, Zoning Reclassification

PA18-069  Rendering

REVISED:  July 12, 2019

LOCATION:  1 Carey School Lane

APN:  039-040-160 & 039-040-150

Duncan Lyon
The Carey School
1 Carey School Lane
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 345-2044

Rendell Bustos
Associate Planner
(650) 522-7211


On June 3, 2019, by a vote of 4-0, the City Council adopted a Resolution to approve the Site Plan and Architectural Review for a new classroom addition and Special Use Permit Modification for increased limits on staff and students. An Ordinance approving a Zoning Reclassification and Zoning Code Amendment was also introduced to the City Council and was adopted by the City Council at a second reading on June 17, 2019.


   •   Project Plans: (Current) – March 15, 2019    
   •   Project Plans: (Prior) – November 27, 2018    
   •   Project Plans: (Prior) – June 13, 2018


   •    City Council (Public Hearing): Meeting Materials and Video  –  June 3, 2019
   •    Planning Commission (Public Hearing): Meeting Materials  –  April 23, 2019
   •    Planning Commission (Public Hearing): Meeting Video  –  April 23, 2019
   •    Planning Commission (Study Session): Meeting Materials  –  October 23, 2018
   •    Planning Commission (Study Session): Meeting Video  –  October 23, 2018
   •    Neighborhood Meeting: Summary  –  September 20, 2018


This Planning Application consists of a Zoning Reclassification and Zoning Code Amendment for a Qualified (Q) Overlay zoning designation, which establishes alternative development standards for the site primarily to accommodate the construction of a new classroom building addition. The project would accommodate the proposed demolition of an existing one-story 2,730 square-foot classroom building, the construction of a new two-story 6,006 square-foot classroom and multi-purpose room building, two 1,020 square-foot temporary relocatable classroom buildings, and site improvements to the existing courtyard. A modification to the school’s existing Special Use Permit is also approved, which increases staff employment to 52 staff members, and increases student enrollment to 258 students.