445 Virginia Avenue

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Project Description 

A Formal Planning Application has been submitted to construct a new 3,520.5 square-foot house on an existing 8,605 square-foot single-family residential parcel located at 445 Virginia Ave. 

The project consists of:

  • A Special Use Permit for the demolition of the existing residence
  • A Single-Family Dwelling Design Review for the construction of a new residence
  • A Site Development Planning Application for grading which exceeds 5 feet in height at its maximum point
  • A new, two-story, 4 bedroom, and 4 bathroom dwelling
  • An attached 408 square-foot ADU
  • An attached 591 square-foot 3 car garage

Project Update

  • On November 8, 2022, by a vote of 5-0, the Planning Commission approved the Special Use Permit (SUP), Single-Family Dwelling Design Review (SFDDR), and Site Development Planning Application for the new single-family dwelling and grading which exceeds five-feet in depth. Please see the Meetings section below for past meeting videos and agendas.  

Project Documents 


 Applicant Information 

Josh Smith
445 Virginia Ave
San Mateo, CA 94402
(415) 516-5153

 City Contact Information

Wendy Lao, AICP
Associate Planner