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Proposed Project:

The Planning Department has received a development application for a proposal to demolish one existing single family home and construct seven detached, clustered residential units with shared common ownership ranging from 2,644 to 2,996 square feet in size located at 665 Prospect Street (“Mirabel” Project), APN’s: 050-122-150, 160. Other site improvements will include a permeable paver shared driveway, drainage inlets that lead to dissipaters into Pulgas Creek and wrought iron fencing, benches, exercise stations, and a decomposed granite trail along the creek.  The proposed development would result in the creation of approximately 9,500 square feet of new impervious surface area and the removal of approximately 55 trees of varying health, including 13 City-defined heritage trees.  A tree protection, retention and replacement plan are also proposed.

The project is requesting the following approvals from the City: Ordinance Amendment, Architectural Review, Tentative Map, Building Permit, Heritage Tree Removal Permit, Maintenance of Areas Adjacent to Stream Channels and Below Market Rate Housing Agreement.

The proposal requires consideration and action by both the San Carlos Planning Commission and City Council. 

Public Notices:

This item was considered at the October 18, 2010 Planning Commission meeting. 

This item was considered at the November 8, 2010 City Council Meeting. 

Documents:

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

As the lead agency, per the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration. Pursuant to CEQA, the proposed project, when implemented combined with the series of mitigation measures recommended, will not have a significant impact on the environment, as the Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration does not identify any significant environmental effects.

A 30 day public review period for the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration commenced on September 8, 2010 through October 7, 2010 for interested individuals and public agencies to submit written comments on the document.  All written comments of the IS/MND be received by the San Carlos Planning Department, San Carlos City Hall 600 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA, 94070 no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 7, 2010. Comments may be submitted by email, mail, fax or dropped off at City Hall.  All persons interested in the above are hereby invited to comment on the IS/MND as specified herein.  If you challenge this proposal in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Department during the 30 day review period of the IS/MND or at the public meeting described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Department at, or prior to, the meeting.