San Carlos, CA

Community Benefits

Community benefits are just that! They are improvements and offerings that benefit the entire San Carlos community. Search below to learn more about the community benefits offered. Some are one-time infrastructure improvements like a pedestrian bridge and others are ongoing offerings, like free conference room rental at a hotel. While the City negotiated these benefits for the community, they are managed by the specific site or facility listed below. As such, community members are encouraged to contract the specific developer to learn more about or to reserve, if applicable, the offered benefits.

Community benefits and amenities can either be obtained as baseline requirements for developers or as part of community benefit negotiations in development agreements. The baseline requirements are elements required by code, conditions of approval, or mitigation measures. Community benefits are project benefits that go above and beyond baseline requirements. Community benefits can be provided by a developer at different scales, on-site or off-site. Ultimately, community benefits help find innovative ways to support the City Council's priorities. Below is a list of all the community benefits the City attained from completed, partially completed, and new developments. 

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1030 Brittan Avenue (MBC Biolabs)

Publicly accessible bike and pedestrian easement from Brittan Avenue to bridge going across Pulgas Creek Read More
  • Partially Completed

301 Industrial Road (Palo Alto Medical Foundation)

  • One time $9 million Designated Fund and $1 million for athletic fields
  • Guaranteed use tax for 50 years
  • $500K contribution for US 101/Holly Ped Bridge Project
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  • Completed

333 El Camino Real (Trestle Apartments)

Expanded and enhanced the publicly accessible Caltrain Plaza Read More
  • Coming Soon

405 Industrial Road (Menlo Equities)

  • Publicly accessible pedestrian bridge connecting the site to Industrial Road/Holly Street
  • Landscaping improvements and planted trees around the site
  • $4.2 million contribution- City Council to decide use of funds
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  • Coming Soon

501 Industrial (Indigo Hotel)

Free use of the boardroom and large event space with rental fee, setup fee, and cleaning fees waived Read More
  • Completed

633 Elm Street (Pacific Hacienda)

Public walkway connecting Elm Street to Walnut Street Read More
  • Coming Soon

642 Quarry Road (Presidio Bay Ventures)

  • Public plaza with pickleball & bocce courts, event space, dog park, & botanical garden
  • Total community benefits value is $4.3 million dollars
  • On-site 5,500 sqft. childcare facility
  • Maintenance of Belmont Creek path
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  • Completed

655 Skyway Road (Skyway Center)

Conference room on the second floor equipped with tables, chairs, projector, screen, sound system, sink, and coffee bar is open to nonprofits to use for events and community meetings for free; area also has a catering kitchen and back bar Read More
  • Completed

657 Walnut Street (Wheeler Plaza)

  • Public walkway connecting Walnut Street to Laurel Street
  • Small public plaza with water fountain feature and benches on Walnut Street
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  • Completed

777 Walnut St.

Public walkway connecting Walnut St. to the public parking lot behind Bank of America. Read More
  • Partially Completed

825-835 Industrial Road (Alexandria Center for Life Science)

  • Sidewalk, streetscape, and crosswalk improvements
  • Class 3 bike lane improvements
  • Public art on-site
  • $100,000 per year for 10 years for public infrastructure maintenance
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  • Coming Soon

841 Old County Road (Sobrato)

  • Public access to the 17,000 sqft. landscaped courtyard; public parking
  • $2,796,600 towards the Downtown Improvement Funds; $3,000,000 towards Community Improvement and Recreation Funds; and $500,000 towards the Green Energy Sustainability Funds
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  • Completed

959-999 Skyway Road (Skyway Landing)

  • Public parking
  • Public access to Bay Trail
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  • Completed

Digital Billboards

  • City may use the digital billboards for free
  • City received revenue share
  • City received one-time payments ranging from $100,000-$150,000
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