City-Owned Downtown Affordable Housing and Parking Garage Sites

PA19-033 Project Rendering

Project Description

The current city-owned redevelopment sites consists of two parcels with a total of 235 surface parking stalls. The project proposes to utilize the provisions of AB 1763, which allows for increased building height and density for housing developments located within a half-mile of a major transit stop and offering 100 percent of the total units to lower income households.

The project as proposed consists of two buildings located on adjacent parcels:

  • a seven-story residential building comprised of 225 affordable rental units at 480 E. 4th Avenue
  • a five-level, above-ground parking garage located at 400 E. 5th Avenue that will provide a minimum of 164 private residential parking stalls and 532 public parking stalls.
  • The City Council selected MidPen Housing Corporation through a competitive RFP process in April 2018, to develop these sites.

Project Update

  • On August 17, 2020, the City Council recommended (5-0) approval of a resolution for the City-Owned Downtown Affordable Housing and Garage Sites project.
  • The resolution included:
    • adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration
    • approval two Site Plan and Architectural Review (SPAR) applications for a multi-family residential building and parking garage, and an on-street loading zone, including the density bonus request and request for waivers from specific development standards of the City
    • approval of a Site Development Planning Application (SDPA) for the removal of major vegetation
    • approval of a Special Use Permit (SUP) to allow the parking garage use
    • approval of the Disposition, Development and Loan Agreement (“DDLA”) between the City of San Mateo and MP Downtown San Mateo Associates, L.P., which authorizes the City to enter into a Ground Lease for the residential property and a License Agreement, and Easement for the parking garage
  • The development project will provide 225 affordable residential units in a seven-story building located on 480 E. 4th Avenue, and a five-level, above ground public parking garage located at 400 E. 5th Avenue that will provide 696 total parking spaces (164 of the spaces will be reserved for the tenants of the multi-family building).

Meeting information and materials are provided in the Meetings section below.

Meetings

Related Documents

Application Information

Mollie Naber
MidPen Housing Corp.
303 Vintage Park Dr., Suite 250
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 356-2996
mollie.naber@midpen-housing.org

City Contact Information

Phillip Brennan, AICP
Associate Planner
(650) 522-7218
pbrennan@cityofsanmateo.org