619-625 California Drive

Live/Work Proposal

619-625 California Dr

The City of Burlingame has approved an application for construction of a new five-story, 44-unit live/work development at the corner of California Drive and Oak Grove Avenue within the Downtown Specific Plan planning area.  This is an Amendment to the previously approved 26-unit live/work development (information for the previously approved project is provided below).

The project includes construction of a new five-story, 44-unit live/work building.  The ground floor will consist of an entrance lobby providing pedestrian access to the live/work units on the upper floors, a workshare/co-working space, and conference room.  Behind the building amenities is a parking garage for 44 vehicles (42 spaces in vehicle lifts, 1 electric vehicle space, and 1 disabled-accessible space).  The live/work units on the second, third, and fourth floors range from 741 SF to 1,234 SF in area.  Each live/work unit will contain a living area, kitchen, bathroom, laundry closet, sleeping area (studio or one-bedroom), and a work area.

June 28, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting
This application was approved by the Planning Commission on June 28, 2021.  Please click on the following links to review the meeting documents.

Staff Report
Site Montage
Shadow Study
Addendum to Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND)
Addendum Appendices
Traffic Impact Analysis
Final IS/MND (for previous project)
Draft IS/MND (for previous project)
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP)
Project 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: 44 live/work units
Parking: 44 spaces (enclosed, at-grade level)
Building Height: 5 stories, 54-8 3/4" to top of building roof.  Conditional Use Permit requested for building height exceeding 35'-0".


Project Planner
Ruben Hurin, Planning Manager

Project Applicant
Ian Burchall, Ian Burchall and Associates

Information for Previously Approved 26-Unit Live/Work Project

The Planning Commission approved the application at its meeting on September 24, 2018.  The following documents were included in the review of the project:

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.