Planning Division Weekly Updates:

Feb 25, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019

Planning Division
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330 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
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Planning Commission

Next Meeting:
March 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Council Chambers
  • Automated Parking Facilities Code Amendment
  • General Plan Vision Statement


Pending Zoning Administrator Decisions & Other Notices

PA-2019-003 / 2700, 2728, 2790 S. El Camino Real Hillsdale Terraces Map Extension

PA-2019-003 / 2700, 2728, 2790 S. El Camino Real Hillsdale Terraces Map Extension

Extension of previously approved Tentative Map and all other associated planning approvals for planning application PA-2015-031 under Government Code Section 66452 (e) and San Mateo Municipal Code Section 26.48.135 (b).
PA-2018-078 / 318-322 Grand Blvd. Tentative Parcel Maps

PA-2018-078/ 318-322 Grand Blvd.
Tentative Parcel Maps

Tentative Parcel Maps for condominium purposes for two separate lots with four (4) detached single-family homes on each lot, for a total of eight (8) detached single-family homes.  The development and tentative parcel maps were previously approved through planning application PA-2006-049.  There are no new improvements being requested.

PA-2018-077, 480 E. 4th Ave & 400 E. 5th Ave Pre-application (city-owned former redevelopment sites)

The proposed project consists of the demolition of the existing on-site structures and trees and the construction of two affordable housing buildings totaling 164 units (148,355 sf) and an above-ground parking garage with 164 private residential parking stalls and 541 public parking stalls. The project also includes a 2,000 square foot community serving space and long-term bicycle storage for 196 bikes.


Notice of Pending Zoning Administrator Decision

PA-2018-039 / 617 Highland Ave. Triplex SPAR
Site Plan and Architectural Review (SPAR) for a 415-square-foot addition to the ground floor unit and a 220-square-foot addition to the rear unit on the second floor of an existing 3-unit multi-family building.  The proposed additions are located toward the rear of the property. 


Notice of Pending Zoning Administrator Decision

PA-2018-059 / 618 Guildford Ave., SFDDR
Single-Family Dwelling Design Review (SFDDR) for a new 275 square-foot second-story rear addition to an existing one-story single-family dwelling.  This project also includes a 205 square-foot rear addition to the first floor.


What's Happening in Development and City Planning?


King Park Improvements Project


A Planning Commission Public Hearing was held on February 26, 2019.  The Planning Commission voted 3-0 to approve the project. The City Council will hear the proposed project at their scheduled meeting on March 18, 2019.



2230 Ensenada Way, SFDDR 

A Planning Commission Public Hearing was held on February 12, 2018. The Planning Commission voted 5-0 to approve the project. The Planning Commission's decision was appealed. Under SMMC 27.06.050, the City Council shall review projects in which the Planning Commission decision was appealed. Date to be determined.

(PA18-013)  Rendering

1, 2, and 3 Waters Park Residential

The City Council Public Hearing was held on Monday February 19, 2019 adopting a Resolution to approve the project. The City Council voted 5-0 to approve the project.


Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and
Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU)

The Planning Division has published a guidelines and information page for Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units. Visit the link below for more information.

Strive San Mateo

Strive San Mateo 2040 General Plan

Help PLAN our City’s Future!

The City has embarked on a multi-year community planning effort to plan the General Plan. The Planning Commission will hold a Study Session at its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:00pm at the City Hall Council Chambers (330 W. 20th Ave.) to seek input on the draft vision statement.

To learn more about the General Plan Update, and sign up for email updates please visit: 
City Council

Upcoming Meeting:
March 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Council Chambers
 Public Hearing 
                                 King Park Improvements Project (PA-2018-074) 

visit our What's Happening page.

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