Burlingame Point Project

Burlingame Point Project (Former Drive-in)

Burlingame Point is a proposed office/life science campus consisting of four office buildings and an amenities building with a total of 767,000 square feet of floor area on an 18.13 acre site located at 300 Airport Boulevard. The application was approved by the City Council in June, 2012.

The project consists of two 5-story buildings, one 7-story building, one 8-story building and a 2-story amenities building. The amenities building will include a child care facility, an exercise facility and a cafe/break room. Parking will be provided in a five-story parking structure, in a podium level parking area below the four office buildings, and in smaller parking lots scattered throughout the site. Airport Boulevard will be realigned through the project site. The project also includes public access improvements along the San Francisco Bay frontage and along Sanchez Channel. The site is currently vacant, and formerly contained the Burlingame Drive-In Theater, which was demolished about fifteen years ago.

On August 13, 2018 the Planning Commission reviewed  proposed amendments of the Conditions of Approval to accommodate anticipated specifications of a single tenant for the project. The amendments are particular to the use and allocation of the food service and retail uses, and to the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) provisions, in both instances to better match the operational characteristics of a single-tenant user. 

Meeting Documents
Staff Report
Staff Report Attachments

The Burlingame Point property and project were acquired by Burlingame Point LLC and its parent company, Genzon Group, in early 2015. The current property owner has received approval for design refinements to the previously approved project. The revised project will retain the overall development program with four office/life science buildings, an amenities building with fitness/childcare, and a 5-story parking structure, as well as subsurface and surface parking. Total building area would remain 767,000 square feet (0.97 FAR). 

Revisions to the design include adjustments to building locations and footprints, and changes to building forms and architectural treatments. Heights of the office buildings will be unchanged. Vehicular and loading access and pedestrian circulation will be changed to create an improved pedestrian space between the four office buildings. The approved parking count will be maintained at 2,318 parking spaces, though the applicant proposes minor adjustments to the parking space distribution within the project site. The landscape plan will be revised, including new shoreline improvements along the Sanchez Channel, and there will be an adjustment to the realignment of Airport Boulevard.

The Burlingame Planning Commission reviewed and approved the Design Review Amendment application and EIR Addendum on August 22, 2016.

Meeting Documents - August 8th meeting (continued to August 22nd)

Applicant Presentation

Staff Report

Staff Report Attachments 

Project Plans

A Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the previously proposed project was certified by the City of Burlingame on June 18, 2012. An addendum to the certified Final EIR has been prepared that addresses the proposed changes to the project. It has been prepared to satisfy requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This document will be used by decision-makers in their consideration of the proposed amendments to the project. The Planning Commission reviewed the EIR Addendum on August 22, 2016 in conjunction with the Design Review Amendment application. 

EIR Addendum documents - July 19, 2016

EIR Addendum

EIR Addendum Appendices 

The proposed design amendments were presented to the Planning Commission in two separate study meetings, and is anticipated to return for action during Summer 2016. 

Planning Commission Study Session - January 25, 2016

The proposed design amendments were presented to the Planning Commission in two separate study meetings before returning for action. The first study session was held on January 25, 2016. In this first study meeting the applicant presented the design concept for initial Commission input and direction.

Meeting Documents

Staff Report

Staff Report Attachments

Presentation Diagrams and Renderings

Planning Commission Study Session - February 22, 2016

The second study session was held on February 22, 2016 to review detailed building elevations and design elements. 

Meeting Documents 

Staff Report

Staff Report Attachments 

Presentation Diagrams and Renderings


On June 18, 2012, the Burlingame City Council approved the application for development of a new office/life science campus on an 18.13 acre site at 300 Airport Boulevard.  The proposed project consists of 767,000 square feet of new uses, including office or life science uses, retail and restaurant uses in four buildings (five, seven and eight stories), a two-story amenities building (to include a child care facility, a recreational facility and food service) and a 5.5 level parking structure.  The City Council took action on the following requests:  Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) prepared for the project, amendments to the Bayfront Specific Plan to increase the allowable floor area ratio within the Anza Point North area from 0.6 FAR to 1.0 FAR and to amend development standards, rezoning of a small portion of the site from APS to APN, amendments to the Zoning and Sign Codes to change development standards, vesting tentative parcel map, development agreement, conditional use permit for day care use, and commercial design review.


The Final EIR consists of responses to the comments received during the review period of the Draft EIR, and revisions made to the Draft EIR in response to these comments.  Because there were a lot of comments regarding potential wind-related recreation impacts, a Master Response was prepared to address these comments.  The Master Response is found in Section 3 of the Final EIR document.  The remaining responses are found in Section 4 - Written Comments and Responses and in Section 5 - Oral Comments and Responses.


Title Page
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - List of Commentors
Section 3 - Master Response - Wind-related Recreation Impacts
Section 4 - Written Comments and Responses
Section 5 - Oral Comments and Responses
Section 6 - Revisions to the Draft EIR
Appendix 1 - Technical Responses to Questions Raised in Comments
Appendix 2 - Wind Speed and Turbulence Data


DEIR - Part 1

DEIR - Part 2

DEIR - Part 3

Appendix A - Notice of Preparation and Comment Letters

Appendix B - Initial Study

Appendix C - Traffic Impact Analysis

Appendix D - Air Quality URBEMIS Models and Assumptions

Appendix E - Health Risk Assessment 

Appendix F - Climate Change URBEMIS Models and Calculations

Appendix G - Noise Model Results

Appendix H - CNDDB (Updated)

Appendix I -  Wind Tunnel Report

Appendix J - Draft WSA

Appendix K - Alternatives Transportation Impact Analysis

Appendix L - Alternatives Air Quality URBEMIS

 Project Planner            Project Applicant 
 Kevin Gardiner            Amy Tian
 Community Development Director            Burlingame Point LLC
 650-558-7250            650-619-9186