Category Archives: New Development

Upcoming City meetings

Friday, November 3rd – KFC Neighborhood Meeting for proposed interior and exterior upgrades.  6:00 – 8:00 PM at KFC (406 E. Third Avenue).

Monday, December 11th – San Mateo Planning Commission Public Hearing (public comments, discussion, and a vote) on the Bay Meadows Phase Two affordable housing proposal.  7:30 PM at City Hall Council Chambers.

Early 2018, date to be determined – San Mateo City Council to hear the Appeal to the Planning Commission’s Denial of 4 W. Santa Inez Condominiums (10 units).


Development Proposal: 1026 N Humboldt St

Property Address: 1026 N Humboldt St, San Mateo

Notice of neighborhood meeting with Michael Zheng to discuss a second story addition and residential remodel to an existing 2,251 SF (2BD/2BA) home. The proposed two story 2,091 SF Transitional Style home will have 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths. Also included in this proposal is a new 2,417 SF Second unit at the rear of the property also with 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths.

Prior to formal submittal of a planning application, all comments should be directed to the applicant. Please contact Eric Nyhus at Nyhus Design Group at or (650) 242-1553.

Reference Materials: 1026 North Humboldt

Plan Bay Area 2040 Workshop

BeginningScreen Shot 2017-04-28 at 9.10.39 AM in May, residents from across the Bay Area will come together at a series of public open houses to discuss how to plan for our region’s future growth.

Will you be there?

San Mateo County
Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sequoia High School, Multi-Purpose Room
1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City

After two years of public discussion and technical work, the draft Plan Bay Area 2040 is out for public comment. Lend your voice to the discussion on future actions and transportation funding priorities that the region can take to encourage more efficient and effective transportation and an adequate housing supply while meeting goals to protect the environment. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) want to hear from you.

Please consider attending a workshop, where you can view displays, ask questions and offer comments on Draft Plan Bay Area 2040, Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 and the Amended 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

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What’s Happening In and Around North Central?

737 2nd Avenue Multi-Family Residential Development and Neighborhood Market
Seven new multi-family dwelling units and preservation of an existing historic neighborhood market at the NW corner of 2nd Avenue and South Fremont Street. The three-story town homes will each have an attached single-car garage. Height is 28.5 feet, where 35 feet maximum allowed. Nine additional uncovered parking spaces provided onsite. Project was approved by Planning Commission on October 13, 2016.

Fremont Terrace – New Residential Condominiums at 210 South Fremont Street
Fifteen new multi-family condominium units in a 4- story building with one level of underground parking (32 spaces) on South Fremont Street, between East 2nd and East 3rd Avenues. Height is 46.5 feet, where 55 feet maximum is allowed. Project was denied by Planning Commission on August 23, 2016. Decision was appealed to City Council and approved on November 21, 2016.

405 East 4th Avenue Mixed-Use Project
Three levels of offices and one level of residential units, for a total of 4 floors, with two levels of under- ground parking. Project is located on 4th Avenue, between South Claremont Street and Railroad Avenue.

Two historic structures will be demolished. 156 parking spaces required, with 83 provided; applicant will pay the in-lieu fees for remainder. Planning Commission held study sessions on May 24th, 2016 and November 15, 2016. A Draft Environmental Impact Report is being prepared and the project will return to the Planning Commission for a vote in mid-2017.

111 – 115 Monte Diablo Avenue – Chabad North Peninsula Synagogue and Chai Preschool
A two-story structure with one level of underground parking is proposed. The ground floor preschool will include 6 classrooms, offices, and an out- door play area. The synagogue will be located on the second floor, along with a social hall, conference room, kitchen and support spaces. A parking variance is requested: 31 parking spaces will be provided, where 59 are required. A neighborhood meeting was held June 21, 2016 and a Planning Commission study session on July 12, 2016. The project will return to Planning Commission in 2017 for a vote.

333-345 South B Street
A neighborhood meeting was held on October 22, 2016 for a proposed exterior front wall alteration and the addition of 4,000 square feet (later revised to 8,000 SF) at the third floor within the existing building envelope at the former Rite Aid/Thrifty building,

246 South B Street
A neighborhood meeting was held on January 6, 2017 for proposed exterior front wall alterations, consisting of new paint, new windows, gas heaters, wood planters, new lighting and signage. “Roam Artisan Burgers Restaurant” will replace the former Dos Amigos restaurant.

Dianne Whitaker Planning Commissioner, HANCSM Board Member