660 University Avenue
Published on August 26, 2021
660 University Ave 21PLN-00341
Request for Planned Community (PHZ), to Combine 3 Parcels (511 Byron St, 660 University Ave, 680 University Ave/500 Middlefield Rd), Demolish Existing Buildings (9,216 SF Office) and Provide a New Four Story Mixed-Use Building with Ground Floor Office (9,115 SF) and Multi-Family Residential (all floors) Including a Two Level Below-Grade Parking Garage. Proposed Residential (42,189 SF) Will Include 65 Units (47 Studios, 12 1-Bedroom, 6 2-Bedroom. Zoning: RM-20
1st submittal 12/21/2021(PDF, 116MB)
3rd submittal Part 1 8/22/2022(PDF, 45MB)
3rd submittal Part 2 8/22/2022(PDF, 23MB)
4th submittal Part 1 11/7/2022(PDF, 58MB)
4th submittal Part 2 11/7/2022(PDF, 34MB)
Applicant Project Description(PDF, 179KB)
A Notice of Preparation (NOP) of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was submitted to the State Clearinghouse on 11/4/22. The comment period for the NOP begins Friday, November 4, 2022 and will end on Monday, December 5, 2022. Some noticing for this project erroneously noted that an Initial Study was prepared. Instead of preparing an Initial Study to determine if an EIR is necessary, the City, as the lead agency, is choosing to prepare an EIR.
EIR Notice of Preparation(PDF, 428KB)
Previous Application: 660 University Ave 21PLN-00199 (Pre-Screening)
Request for Pre-screening, to Combine 3 Parcels (511 Byron St, 660 University Ave, 680 University Ave/500 Middlefield Rd), Demolish Existing Buildings (9,215 SF Office) and Provide a New Four Story Mixed-Use Building with Ground Floor Office (9,115 SF) and Multi-Family Residential (all floors) Including a Two Level Below-Grade Parking Garage. Proposed Residential (43,845 SF) Will Include 70 Units (56 Studios, 6 1-Bedroom, 8 2-Bedroom). Environmental Assessment: Not a Project; any Subsequent Formal Application Would be Subject to CEQA Review. Zoning District: RM-20 (Residential Multifamily 20 District).
City Council Prescreening
City Council Prescreening applications function as a preliminary review (“prescreening”) where the City Council will provide comments and general direction regarding the applicant’s concept to develop the subject property with a high density mixed-use multi-family housing development. In addition, City Council may provide City Staff with feedback on changes to the Land Use designation of the subject property that would be necessary to allow for the proposed development. No formal Council action may be taken during a preliminary review, and comments provided in the course of a pre-screening are not binding on the City or the applicant.
1st submittal 7/15/2021(PDF, 7MB)
2nd submittal 9/14/2021(PDF, 13MB)
Applicant Project Request Letter(PDF, 150KB)
Council Pre-screening Staff Report 10/25/2021
Council Meeting Video 10/25/2021 (660 University Pre-screening starts @ 1 hour 15 minutes)