601 California Drive

Live/Work Proposal

601 California Dr. CA view  
The City of Burlingame has received an application for construction of a new five-story, 25-unit live/work development at the corner of California Drive and Floribunda Avenue within the Downtown Specific Plan planning area.

The proposed building includes 25 live/work units, with seven units located on each of the second, third, and fourth floors and five units located on the fifth floor. The ground floor will consist of an entrance lobby and an at-grade parking garage for 25 vehicles.  There is only one point of vehicular ingress and egress from the garage, which is provided off Floribunda Avenue.

Planning Commission Hearing:
This project will go foward for an Action hearing before the Planning Commission on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.   To attend this meeting, which will be hosted virtually via Zoom, or to listen to the recorded hearing after the event takes place, visit the following web page.

December 9, 2019 Planning Commission Study Session -
 The Planning Commission reviewed the application as a Design Review Study at its meeting on December 9, 2019.  To review the meeting minutes, please click here.

Staff Report
Proposed Plans

Project Description
The following are pertinent details regarding the proposed development:

Zoning: C-2 North California Drive Commercial District
Site Area: 10,250 SF
Proposed Units: 25live/work units
Parking: 25 spaces (enclosed, at-grade level)
Building Height: 5 stories, 54'-11" to top of building roof.  Conditional Use Permit requested for building height exceeding 35'-0".


Project Planner 
Erika Lewit, Senior Planner 

Project Applicant
Ian Birchall, Ian Birchall and Associates
(415) 512-9660