410 Pledges and 381 volunteers!

2018 Love North Central

The North Central Neighborhood Cleanup was a huge success with 381 volunteers! We want say thank you to the City of San Mateo and all of our neighbors who volunteered! 

Special appreciation to Mayor Rick Bonilla for presenting the raffle prizes, Deputy Mayor Diane Papan who came with her daughter, SMFCSD Superintendent Dr. Joan Rosas who arrived bright and early, San Mateo Adult School Director Tim Doyle and his students, SM-FC Education Foundation President Colleen Sullivan, Elizabeth Ayala PAL Diversion Program Assistant, Kenneth Chin SMFCSD Trustee, Tom Mohr, SMC Community College District Trustee, San Mateo Neighborhood Watch, the County Office of Sustainability and Recology for staffing resource tables, and special thanks to Pastor Juan Cana Cruz from the Iglesia Bautista Emanuel who recruited the most volunteers!

There are a few dedicated City staff that deserve a standing ovation: Roxanne Murray from Public Works, Donna Divodi from the Office of the City Manager, Jen Wilson from the King Center, and Sani Kolokihakaufisi from Code Enforcement, and all the folks from Public Works that showed up at 5AM and BBQed their hearts-out! The Love North Central Campaign couldn’t have come this far without their service. 

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We are so fortunate to live in a city that is committed to community empowerment and collaboration.

We are grateful to our generous sponsors Windy Hill Property Ventures, Safari Run, VCA Bayshore Animal Hospital and Woodlake Association, and the many schools, businesses, churches and community organizations that supported outreach.

Thank you all for showing North Central so much love! Please share your pictures and check out the Event Album on Facebook!

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Community Meeting Monday, 6/11: New Development at KFC site

You are invited to attend a Neighborhood Meeting with Windy Hill Property Ventures to discuss a development project proposal. City staff also will be in attendance at the Neighborhood Meeting to answer questions. The issues raised at the Neighborhood Meeting will be forwarded to the Commission for consideration at their study session.

Date: Monday, June 11, 2018
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Cedar Room, San Mateo Main Library


Background: A formal preliminary planning application “pre-app” has been submitted to demolish the existing Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant (406 E 3rd Ave.), and three buildings containing industrial and auto repair uses (304, 306, 308, 310 and 314 S. Claremont), and construct an approximately 121,035-square-foot, four-story, office and residential building with two levels of below grade parking located at the northern corner of 3rd Avenue and Claremont Street. The proposal includes three floors of office space of approximately 101,249 square-feet, and 23 residential units (16 studio units and 7 one-bedroom units) on the fourth floor shared with 4,234 square-feet of office space.

Notice of Formal Neighborhood Meeting 6-1-18
Pre-Application Plans – March 14, 2018

9th Annual Home Maintenance Award Winner

Congratulations to North Central’s Home Maintenance Award winner! The Singer Home is located at the very border of San Mateo and our winner, Virginia, has owned the home since 1981 and raised her family there.

Built in 1927, it was one of the first homes constructed in the Bayshore Tract of North Central. Prior to any homes being built, the area was simply used as pasture land according to Virginia. We have longed admired this home as it has continually been maintained year after year.

2018 Winner