PA Extension Code Amendment

Project Description

The City is proposing to update the Zoning Code to allow for extension of approved Planning Applications for up to two-years from the date of original Planning Application approval, provided specific criteria are met. Specifically, the amendment would modify section 27.08.087 of the Zoning Code. Amendments to the zoning code require a recommendation from the Planning Commission and approval by City Council.

Project Update

The proposed ordinance is below. A Planning Commission public hearing was held on August 8, 2023 where the Commission reviewed the proposed ordinance and recommended approval by a 5-0 vote. A City Council public hearing will be held on September 5, 2023, for the Ordinance Introduction. If the Council approves introduction of the Ordinance, the item would be brought back for adoption through a second reading at a subsequent City Council meeting. The Ordinance would become effective 30-days after adoption. Please contact the City Staff listed below for comments or questions.

Proposed Ordinance 


City Council Public Hearing – Ordinance Introduction
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023
7:00 p.m.
City Hall Chambers, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA; and online through the Public Meeting Portal where you can also find details on how to watch the remote meeting and how to provide comments. 
Meeting Materials: 
Meeting materials will be available before the meeting at the Public Meeting Portal.

Planning Commission Public Hearing
Date: August 8, 2023
Meeting Materials: Meeting Materials and Video

City Contact Information

Julia Klein
Principal Planner
(650) 522-7216