SB 330 Pre-Applications

Published on April 12, 2021

What is SB 330?

SB 330 (Statutes of 2019) makes changes to land use and zoning law to remove barriers and impediments to building new housing in urban areas of the state. To increase transparency and certainty in the development application process, SB 330 allows a housing developer to submit a “preliminary application” to a local agency for a housing development project.

What is a pre-application?

Submittal of a pre-application allows a developer to provide a specific subset of information on the proposed housing development ahead of providing the full amount of information required by the local government for a housing development application. Upon submittal of an application and payment of the permit processing fee, a housing developer is allowed to “freeze” the applicable fees and development standards that apply to their project while they assemble the rest of the material necessary for a full application submittal.

For more information on SB 330, please see the California Department of Housing and Community Development SB 330 page.

Pre-Applications Submittals Received

200 Portage Avenue
November 24, 2020 

A preliminary application to redevelop an approximately 4.65-acre site at 200 Portage Avenue currently occupied by a portion of the former Fry’s Electronics building, with 85 ownership townhomes in Palo Alto, California.

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