3001/3017 El Camino Real

Published on February 13, 2023

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3001 El Camino Real

Application #: 22PLN-00229

Request for Major Architectural Review to demolish two existing retail buildings and to construct a 129 unit, 100% affordable, five-story, multi-family residential development utilizing allowances and concessions provided in accordance with State Density Bonus regulations. The units would be deed restricted to serve tenants meeting 30%-50% of Area Median Income. The project would be located on a proposed new 49,864 square foot lot located at 3001-3017 El Camino Real. The project is subject to streamlining in accordance with Senate Bill 330 as a qualifying Housing Development Project. Zoning District: CS (Commercial Services).

Project Plans

Project Plans(PDF, 47MB) 

Public Hearings and Staff Reports

The ARB held an initial hearing on the project on November 17, 2022 to provide the opportunity for comment on the project. No formal recommendation was requested at the hearing.

November 17, 2022 Staff Report(PDF, 3MB)
November 17, 2022 Meeting Minutes(PDF, 274KB)

The Architectural Review Board will consider the project for formal recommendation at its regularly scheduled hearing on March 2, 2023 during the environmental review comment period.

Environmental Review

The City, acting as the lead agency, prepared an Initial Study/Mitigated Declaration (MND) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the proposed project. The MND will be circulated for public review for a 30-day comment period between February 13, 2023 and March 15, 2023. Please send comments on the MND to Claire.Raybould@cityofpaloalto.org or mail them to the attention of Claire Raybould at 250 Hamilton Avenue, Fifth Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94301. 

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration(PDF, 5MB)
Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Appendices(PDF, 52MB)
Notice of Intent to Adopt(PDF, 176KB)

Project Planner

Claire Raybould, AICP
Senior Planner


Status: SB 330 Preliminary Application

MAY 2022

This application serves as preliminary notice of the intent to submit a formal application for a housing development project pursuant to Government Code Section 65941.1. The project proposes using the State Density Bonus to construct a five-story residential building with 100% affordable multi-family housing (129 units) on a proposed new 49,864 sf lot on 3001-3017 El Camino Real. Zoning District: CS (Commercial Service).

Project Plans Part 1(PDF, 546KB)

Project Plans Part 2(PDF, 13MB)

City response(PDF, 204KB)


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