Welcome to the Planning Division Major Projects page.
The projects are sorted into three categories:
- Approved Projects are projects that have received approvals from the Planning Commission and City Council. These projects may be under construction, or may be awaiting building permits.
- Proposed Projects Under Review are applications for projects that have been formally submitted and are in the process of being reviewed by the Planning Commission. Each proposed project has a separate web page indicating the stage of review, together with links to relevant documents such as plans, staff reports, and environmental documents.
- City Planning Initiatives are long-range planning endeavors being undertaken by the City. These include the City's long-range General Plan, as well as area plans and other community planning initiatives led by the Community Development Department.
Click on the tabs in the navigation menus below to access each list of projects and the individual project pages.
Application Overview Reports
The Planning Division maintains summaries of major development applications in separate commercial and residential application overview reports. Each report summarizes the status of approved and proposed projects, together with links to the project information web pages. Click on the links below to download each report:
- Commercial Applications Overview - updated February 2018 (PDF)
- Residential Applications Overview - updated February 2018 (PDF)
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.
DESIGN REVIEW AMENDMENT
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.
PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION MEETING - August 22, 2016
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)
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) ADDENDUM
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
PLANNING COMMISSION STUDY SESSIONS
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.
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.
PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PROJECT
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.
FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (FEIR)
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.
300 AIRPORT BOULEVARD FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
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
300 AIRPORT BOULEVARD DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
DEIR - Part 1
|Project Planner||Project Applicant|
|Kevin Gardiner||Amy Tian|
|Planning Manager||Burlingame Point LLC|
SummerHill Apartment Communities/SummerHill Homes (www.shapartments.com or www.summerhillhomes.com) has received approval of a new apartment and townhome development to be located at 1008-1028 Carolan Avenue/1007-1025 Rollins Road (the current site of Burlingame Hyundai, Camissa Luxury Autos, Enterprise Car Rental and other automotive uses).
The project is currently under construction. Construction is anticipated to be complete in 2020.
The following are pertinent details regarding the proposed development:
- Site Area: 5.4 Acres
- Proposed Units: 268 apartments, 22 townhouses
- Parking: 466 spaces for the apartments, 58 spaces for the townhouses
- Building Heights: 61'-6" apartments, 34'-4" townhouses
- Affordable Units: 29 units affordable to Moderate Income Households
City Council Public Hearing - June 15, 2015
The Burlingame City Council approved the project and certified the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in a public hearing on June 15, 2015. Video of the meeting may be viewed at https://www.burlingame.org/index.aspx?page=1306.
Planning Commission Public Hearing - May 26, 2015
The Burlingame Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on both the proposed development and the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
Final Environmental Impact Report
On May 15, 2015, the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Carolan Avenue/Rollins Road Multi-Family Residential Project was completed and copies were sent to the State of California Clearinghouse for review and circulation.
The environmental consultant for the Project prepared responses to comments made relative to the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) which are included in the FEIR. The following is a link to the FEIR:
Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) (PDF - 3.09 MB)
Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)
A Draft Environmental Review Report (DEIR) has been prepared to study the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project. The Planning Commission held a study session for public comment on the DEIR on March 9, 2015, and the public comment period concluded on April 3, 2015. The environmental consultant will prepare responses to comments to be included in the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR). The FEIR will be reviewed by the Planning Commission at a later date.
Hard copies of the DEIR and all referenced documents are available for review at the Planning Division counter at City Hall, and at the Main Burlingame Library. CD-ROMs of the DEIR and appendices may be obtained from the Planning Division free of charge.
Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) (PDF - 14.2 MB)
- Appendix A - NOP & Planning Commission-EIR Scoping Meeting Minutes (PDF - 4.09 MB)
- Appendix B - Shade and Shadow Analysis (PDF - 10.4 MB)
- Appendix C - Transportation Impact Analysis and Peer Review (PDF - 5.51 MB)
- Appendix D - Noise and Vibration Assessments (PDF - 8.14 MB)
- Appendix E - Air Quality and GHG Assessment (PDF - 7.86 MB)
- Appendix F - Arborist Report (PDF - 743 KB)
- Appendix G - Historic Resources Report (2.27 MB)
- Appendix H, Part 1 - Hazardous Material Reports Pt 1 (PDF - 15.9 MB)
- Appendix H, Part 2 - Hazardous Material Reports Pt 2 (PDF - 1.47 MB)
- Appendix H, Part 3 - Hazardous Material Reports Pt 3 (PDF - 17.3 MB)
- Appendix H, Part 4 - Hazardous Material Reports Pt 4 (PDF - 2.40 MB)
- Appendix H, Part 5 - Hazardous Material Reports Pt 5 (PDF - 1.15 MB)
- Appendix H, Part 6 - Hazardous Material Reports Pt 6 (PDF - 1.17 MB)
- Appendix I - Geotechnical Investigation and Peer Review (PDF - 4.14 MB)
Planning Commission Review - June 23, 2014
The Burlingame Planning Commission held an Environmental Review Scoping and Design Review Meeting as part of its regularly scheduled meeting on June 23, 2014. The meeting focused on reviewing the design concept and identifying potential environmental issues to be studied in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
- Staff Report (PDF - 3.37 MB)
- Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (PDF - 3.84 MB)
Kevin Gardiner, Planning Manager
Elaine Breeze, SummerHill Apartment Communities
The "Village at Burlingame" has been proposed for City of Burlingame Parking Lots F and N, in downtown just south of Howard Avenue. The project proposes constructing a new, 5-story 132-unit affordable workforce and senior apartment development on the site of Parking Lot F, and relocating the existing parking stalls to a proposed parking garage on Parking Lot N. The broad intent is for the units to be rented by people working in Burlingame, and Burlingame seniors.
The proposed development is intended to respond to the following objectives:
- new housing units to support the community, including housing for seniors and for people working in the community;
- additional, conveniently-located parking for use by downtown businesses and residents alike;
- additional open space to be enjoyed by both current and new residents.
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document has been prepared with information about the proposed development.
- Units: 132 (78 workforce units, 54 senior units)
- Height: 5 stories / 55 feet
- Parking: 146 parking spaces in a partially above grade and below grade parking garage, accessed from Park Road
- 6,750 square foot publicly accessible open space
Parking Structure Summary:
- 388 stalls (206 stalls replaced from existing Lots F and N + 182 new stalls)
- Height: 5 stories / 48 feet (the top floor is an open deck)
- Apartments Staff Report
- Apartments Staff Report Attachments
- Apartments Plans
- Parking Structure Staff Report
- Parking Structure Plans
Ruben Hurin, Senior Planner
City Planning Initiatives
Burlingame Talks Together About Housing is a joint effort by the City of Burlingame and the Home for All initiative of San Mateo County designed to allow the community to learn more about the current supply of housing in Burlingame, and possibilities for programs and new housing on the horizon. The goal is to engage a broad cross section of people who live and work in Burlingame to talk about current challenges related to housing and to share ideas.
The first Burlingame Talks Together About Housing meeting was held on February 10, 2018. It included a mix of short presentations and small group discussions designed to help people of all backgrounds be able to contribute their thoughts and perspectives.
Click here to download a pdf of the slide presentation from the February 10th meeting.
A second meeting in the series is being planned for the April-May timeframe. Whereas the first meeting was focused on sharing perspectives and identifying potential tools and options, the second meeting will allow people to prioritize options. Ultimately the input from these meetings will help guide the City of Burlingame as it designs its housing program.
To be placed on the email notification list for future meetings, please email Planning Manager Kevin Gardiner.