435 E. 3rd Ave. 

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Project Description 

This project includes the proposal to demolish all existing on-site structures to construct a new mixed-use building consisting of office and residential uses. The proposed building consists of:

  • Five stories 
  • Approximately 34,000 square-feet of office uses
  • A total of five residential units, one of which would be devoted to the low-income category
  • No on-site parking is proposed

Project Update 

On February 14, 2023, the Planning Commission held a Public Hearing and approved project and the Mitigated Negative Declaration by a vote of 3-1. 

The City has prepared a response to comments on the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, which is available in the CEQA Documents section below. No public comment resulted in further analysis or identification of new or worse impacts. The City has prepared a text-edit, however, to remove references to in-lieu fee payment for required parking in light of Assembly Bill 2097. Please see the CEQA Documents section below.

On November 7, 2022, the applicant submitted a letter requesting that the public hearing be held on January 10, 2023 to avail the project of Assembly Bill 2097, which prevents the City from requiring provision of on-site parking for projects within one-half mile of major public transit. 

The application was filed on December 20, 2021 after completion of the required Pre Application. The applicant held a formal neighborhood meeting on October 7, 2021. The project’s Pre Application was reviewed by the Planning Commission at a Study Session on November 23, 2021. Please see related materials below.

Development Impact Fees

 This project would be subject to payment of the following impact fees and in-lieu fees:

  • Commercial Linkage Fee
  • Child Care Development Fee
  • Landscape Unit In-Lieu Fee
  • Park Impact Fee
  • Sanitary Sewer Connection Charge
  • School Impact Fees
  • Transportation Improvement Fee
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase II Impact Fee

CEQA Documents 

Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration – Revised January of 2023

Response to Comments – February 2, 2023

Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration – Circulated in October of 2022


Project Documents


 Applicant Information 

Michael Field
Windy Hill Property Ventures
(650) 847-1485

 City Contact Information

Rendell Bustos
Senior Planner
(650) 522-7211