06JUN17 Pre-Application Workshop eMail


Notice of Pre-Application Workshop for Merger and Re-Zone at 1301 and 1311 Woodside Road, Sequoia Tract

From Ruemel Panglao <[email protected]>


A public workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, to allow for public comment on a proposal submitted to the San Mateo County Planning Department (Planning Case File No. PRE2017-00012) to merge and re-zone two parcels (APNs 069-311-340, 069-311-250) located at 1301 and 1311 Woodside Road in the unincorporated Sequoia Tract of San Mateo County.


Project DescriptionThe two subject parcels are currently zoned R-1/S-74 (One-Family Residential; S-74 Combining District) and are proposed to be merged and re-zoned to R-3/S-3 (Multiple-Family Residential; 5,000 square foot minimum parcel size) to allow for higher density housing.  The applicant has also provided conceptual plans for an 18,550 square foot, three-story, 10-unit apartment complex to illustrate potential development under the proposed R-3/S-3 Zoning.  The two (2) existing single-family residences are proposed to be demolished.

The meeting details are as follows:

Meeting Forum: Pre-Application Workshop
Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: San Mateo County Government Center

455 County Center, Room 101

Redwood City, CA  94069

Project File Number PRE 2017-00012
Project Applicant: Moshe Dinar, AIA, Dinar & Associates

P.O. Box 70601
Oakland, CA  94612

Project Owner: Kardosh Mounir

800 South B Street, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94401

Project Address: APNs 069-311-340, 069-311-250

1301 and 1311 Woodside Road

Redwood City, CA  94061


Purpose of WorkshopThe purpose of the Pre-Application Public Workshop is to provide for and foster early public involvement and input on a major development project and, to the extent feasible, identify potential issues before the applicant submits the necessary Planning applications initiating the County’s formal review process.  The public workshop is for informational purposes only and shall not confer or imply any approval or rejection of the proposed project by the County of San Mateo.


Surrounding Land Use and Land Use History of Project Site:


The subject parcels are zoned R-1/S-74 and are directly bordered by Rutherford Avenue to the north, Woodside Road to the west, single family residences to the east, and a commercial building to the south.  Across Rutherford Avenue to the north is an apartment complex and to the west across Woodside Road is an apartment complex and commercial development.  The greater surrounding area is comprised of single family residences, commercial buildings and apartment complexes.  Along Woodside Road, all of the areas on the west side and many parcels on the east side are located within the incorporated areas of Redwood City rather than the unincorporated San Mateo County areas.  Each subject parcel is currently developed with a single family residence.


Applicable Regulations, Review, and Approvals Required


This project will require a Merger, General Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment, and a Tree Removal Permit.  The project proposes to merge the two parcels and re-zone from R-1/S-74 to R-3/S-3 to allow for higher density housing.  The applicant has provided conceptual plans for an 18,550 square foot, three-story, 10-unit apartment complex.  The project would include the removal of several significant trees.  Fifteen parking spaces would be provided as required by the Zoning Regulations.


After the Pre-Application Workshop and consideration of the comments submitted, the applicant may proceed with their formal application for the proposed development.  If the project is determined to not be categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Planning Department will prepare the appropriate environmental document, which will be posted with a commenting period for applicable agencies, members of the public, and other interested parties.  The next opportunity for public input will be when the Merger, General Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment application is brought before the Planning Commission for recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.  Public noticing will be provided prior to future hearings before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.


If you have any questions regarding the proposal or the Pre-Application Workshop, please contact Ruemel Panglao, Project Planner, Telephone:  650/363-4582 or E-mail:  [email protected].


The plans submitted by the applicant for this project are available to view at the County Planning and Building Department office at 455 County Center (2nd Floor), Redwood City, CA,  94063 and on the County Planning and Building Department’s website at:  www.planning.smcgov.org.