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Posted on: April 27, 2021

401 Taylor Boulevard II SF Residential - Notice of Public Hearing

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The City of Pleasant Hill Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Architectural Review Permit, PUD Rezoning (to include a PUD Concept Plan), Development Plan Permit, Major Subdivision (Vesting Tentative Tract Map) and General Plan Amendment PLN 21-0028 submitted by the applicant CDP Pleasant Hill, LLC. The proposed residential project would consist of 31 detached, two and three story, townhouse residential units with a maximum 35-foot building height, with three floor plans ranging in size from 2,316 square feet to 3,015 square feet, each with an attached two-car garage and two-car driveway apron. Each residential unit would be located on separate parcels ranging from 3,105 to 5,830 square feet in area for an average lot size of approximately 3,745 square feet.  Sixteen guest parking spaces and no less than 63,000 square feet of common open space, including the buffer areas, would be provided on the site.   The proposed density would be 7.38 dwelling units per net acre. The proposed project also includes six accessory dwelling units, with an alternate option of up to 12. The site is proposed to be rezoned from the existing PAO (Professional and Administrative Office) zoning district to a PUD (Planned Unit District), and an accompanying General Plan Amendment is proposed to change the existing General Plan land use designation of the project site from Office to Multi-Family Very Low Density.  The Planning Commission, taking into consideration a recommendation of approval made by the Architectural Review Commission on June 3, 2021, will also make a recommendation of the project entitlements, and associated Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, to the City Council.

 The 4.96-acre property (consisting of two legal parcels) is located on the southwest corner of the intersection at Lucille Lane and Taylor Boulevard, addressed as 401 Taylor Boulevard, and is zoned PAO – Professional & Administrative Office. APN 153-050-057 & 058.  

 A Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) was prepared by a third party environmental consultant (Rincon Consultants, Inc.) in association with the lead agency (City of Pleasant Hill), and circulated for public review between April 27, 2021 and May 17, 2021. 

 Please note that due to the Contra Costa Health Services and State of California Shelter in Place Orders, options for observing the Planning Commission meeting and for submitting communication regarding the meetings have changed. The Planning Commission will participate remotely via teleconferencing.

 THE PUBLIC HEARING will be held by the Planning Commission starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, via Teleconferencing.  More information on how to participate, including providing live comments during the meeting, will be provided on the posted Planning Commission Agenda.

For information on this matter, please call or email Jeff Olsen, Associate Planner, at (925) 671-5206 or jolsen@pleasanthillca.org 

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The Architectural Review Commission (ARC) will conduct a public hearing on Architectural Review Permit and PUD Concept Plan (Rezoning) PLN 21-0028 submitted by the applicant, CDP Pleasant Hill, LLC. In addition, the project consists of a Rezoning, General Plan Amendment, Major Subdivision, and Development Plan Permit to be considered by the Planning Commission and City Council.  The proposed residential project would consist of 31 detached, two and three story, residential townhouse units with a maximum 35-foot building height, with three floor plans ranging in size from 2,316 square feet to 3,015 square feet, each with an attached two-car garage and a two-car driveway apron. Each residential unit would be located on separate parcels ranging from 3,105 to 5,830 square feet in area for an average lot size of approximately 3,745 square feet.  Sixteen guest parking spaces and no less than 63,000 square feet of common open space, including the buffer areas, would be provided on the site.  The proposed density would be 7.38 dwelling units per net acre. Six of the 31 residential units would provide an accessory dwelling unit. The site is proposed to be rezoned from the existing PAO (Professional and Administrative Office) zoning district to a PUD (Planned Unit District), and an accompanying General Plan Amendment is proposed to change the existing General Plan land use designation of the project site from Office to Multi-Family Very Low Density.  The ARC is being requested to make a recommendation of the Architectural Review Permit, PUD Concept Plan and associated Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, relative to the items under the ARC’s purview, to the Planning Commission and City Council.

The 4.96-acre property (consisting of two legal parcels) is located on the southwest corner of the intersection at Lucille Lane and Taylor Boulevard, addressed as 401 Taylor Boulevard, and is zoned PAO – Professional & Administrative Office. APN 153-050-057 & 058.  

A Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) was prepared by a third party environmental consultant (Rincon Consultants, Inc.) in association with the lead agency (City of Pleasant Hill), and circulated for public review between April 27, 2021 and May 17, 2021. Subsequent to ARC review, the Planning Commission will also review the draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and associated Mitigation Measure Monitoring and Reporting Program and provide a recommendation to the City Council.

Please note that due to the Contra Costa Health Services and State of California Shelter in Place Orders, options for observing the Architectural Review Commission meeting and for submitting communication regarding the meetings have changed. The Architectural Review Commission will participate remotely via teleconferencing.

The public hearing will be held by the Architectural Review Commission starting at the 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021, via Teleconferencing.  More information on how to participate, including providing live comments during the meeting will be provided on the posted Architectural Review Commission Agenda.

For information on this matter, please call or email Jeff Olsen, Associate Planner at (925) 671-5206 or jolsen@pleasanthillca.org.

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Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration: Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of Pleasant Hill intends to issue a Mitigated Negative Declaration for this project. The Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) prepared for this project will be available for public review from April 27, 2021 through May 17, 2021 at the Planning Division and on the City of Pleasant Hill webpage at www.pleasanthillca.org.  During this time period of the ongoing public health concern, viewing of the document at City Hall can be done on an appointment basis, please call 925-671-5209 to set up an appointment to review the document; or a hard copy can be requested to be mailed upon request, limit of one copy per requestor.

The IS/MND has identified eleven potential project issues requiring mitigation in the following areas: Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology & Soils, Hazards/Hazardous Materials and Tribal Cultural Resources.  After mitigation, the project would not have any significant unavoidable impacts, nor impacts which would be cumulatively considerable. Comments on the proposed Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration should be submitted to the Planning Division in writing no later than 5:00 p.m., May 17, 2021, at 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.

The proposed project is a request by CDP Pleasant Hill, LLC for approval of PLN 21-0028 which consists of a General Plan Amendment, Planned Unit Development (Rezoning), Major Subdivision, Development Plan Permit and Architectural Review Permit for a 31-unit residential subdivision and related improvements.  The site is proposed to be rezoned from the existing PAO (Professional and Administrative Office) zoning district to a PUD (Planned Unit District), and an accompanying General Plan Amendment is proposed to change the existing General Plan land use designation of the project site from Office to Multi-Family Very Low Density.   

The proposed residential project would consist of 31 detached, two and three story, residential townhouse units with a maximum 35-foot building height, with three floor plans ranging in size from 2,316 square feet to 3,015 square feet, each with an attached two-car garage and two-car driveway apron. Each residential unit would be located on separate parcels ranging from 3,105 to 5,830 square feet in area for an average lot size of approximately 3,745 square feet.  Sixteen guest parking spaces and no less than 63,000 square feet of common open space, including the buffer areas, would be provided on the site.  The proposed density would be 7.38 dwelling units per net acre. Six of the 31 residential units would provide an accessory dwelling unit. The 4.96-acre project site, consisting of two legal parcels, is located at 401 Taylor Boulevard; Assessor Parcel Numbers 153-050-057 & 058; currently zoned PAO (Professional & Administrative Office). 

Public hearing dates will be determined at a later date, with subsequent public noticing occurring at that time.  The Architectural Review Commission, Planning Commission and City Council will all hold public hearings on the proposed project.  For information on this matter, please call or email Jeff Olsen, Associate Planner at (925) 671-5206 or jolsen@pleasanthillca.org

The environmental documents can be viewed/downloaded from the following links:

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigation Negative Declaration


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