619-625 California Drive

Live/Work Proposal

619-625 California - Updated Visual - Copy

The City of Burlingame has approved an application for construction of a new four-story, 26-unit live/work development at the corner of California Drive and Oak Grove Avenue within the Downtown Specific Plan planning area.


The Planning Commission approved the application at its meeting on September 24, 2018.

Meeting Documents:

Staff Report
Staff Report Attachments
Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (includes Errata and Appendix H - Updated Transportation Analysis)
Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
Renderings, Color Board and Exterior Siding Specifications
Proposed Plans

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
 - In accordance with Section 15072(a) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, notice is hereby given of the City’s intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed project.  The City of Burlingame has completed a review of the proposed project, and on the basis of an Initial Study and mitigations, finds that the project will not have a significant effect upon the environment. The Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration are available for public review at City Hall, Community Development Department - Planning Division, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame, California, 94010.

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Appendix A - Air Quality Analysis
Appendix B - Health Risk Assessment
Appendix C - Biological Resources
Appendix D - Cultural Resources
Appendix E - Geotechnical Investigation
Appendix F - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix G - Noise Analysis
Appendix H - Traffic Impact Analysis

As mandated by State Law, the minimum comment period for this document is 20 (twenty) days and began on June 13, 2018 and ended on July 3, 2018.  Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21177, any legal challenge to the adoption of the proposed Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration will be limited to those issues presented to the City during the public comment period and/or during any duly noticed public hearings.

Please check back on this page , the Planning Commission meeting and agenda page, or call the Planning Division (650) 558-7250 for updates on the tentative hearing date.

November 13, 2017 Planning Commission Study Session - The Planning Commission reviewed a revised design for the application as a Design Review Study at its meeting on November 13, 2017. No action was taken in the meeting.

June 12, 2017 Planning Commission Study Session - The Planning Commission reviewed the application as a Design Review Study and Environmental Scoping item at its meeting on June 12, 2017. The commission took input and provided feedback on the design of the proposed project, and the scope of the environmental review. No action was taken in the meeting

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: 19,450 SF (comprised of 3 parcels to be merged)
Proposed Units: 26 live/work units
Parking: 26 spaces (enclosed, at-grade level)
Building Height: 4 stories, 53-8 3/8" to top of building roof. Conditional Use Permit requested for building height exceeding 35' -0".


Project Planner
Ruben Hurin, Senior Planner 
rhurin@ burlingame.org 

Project Applicant
Ellis A. Schoichet, AlA, EASA Architecture