PA19-033 City-Owned Downtown Affordable Housing and Parking Garage Sites

PA19-033 Project Rendering

PROJECT UPDATE:

The project is scheduled for formal review by the Planning Commission on July 14, 2020.

The Planning Commission will be providing comment and recommendation to City Council regarding the Initial Study-Mitigated Negative Declaration and the necessary entitlements for the project including a Site Plan and Architectural Review (SPAR) for the construction of the residential building and parking garage, and an on-street loading zone; a Site Development Permit Application (SDPA) for the removal of major vegetation (i.e. trees); and Special Use Permit (SUP) for the parking garage.

Meeting information and participation instructions are provided below, and further informational details are under Related Documents section.

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Planning Commission - Public Hearing
Date:   Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Time:   7:00 p.m.
Location:  City Hall, City of San Mateo, Council Chambers

PAST MEETINGS:

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

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; and 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.

REVISED:  June 18, 2020

LOCATION:  
480 E. 4th Avenue and
400 E. 5th Avenue

APN:  
033-281-140
034-183-060

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

CONTACT:
Phillip Brennan
Associate Planner
(650) 522-7218
pbrennan@cityofsanmateo.org