February 15, 2024
  • NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will consider:

    1. a Resolution adopting the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the General Plan amendment, minor subdivision, and grading permit for the project;
    2. a Resolution amending the San Mateo County General Plan Land Use Map to change the land use designation of Assessor Parcel Number 058-272-120 from Low Density Residential to Medium-Low Density Residential; and
    3. Approval of the Minor Subdivision and Grading Permit, County File Number PLN 2022-00321, by making the required findings and adopting the conditions of approval in Attachment A of the Board Memo.

    Applicant/Owner:      Paul Goswamy

    The hearing will be held as follows:

    DATE: March 26, 2024
    TIME: 9:00 AM            

    Hall of Justice – Board Chambers Room
    400 County Center, 1st Floor
    Redwood City, CA  94063

    See the Board of Supervisors’ agenda for instructions on remote participation via Zoom.

    The Board of Supervisors’ agenda, with links to project documents, is published the Thursday before the meeting.

    The meeting will be available to the public and anyone interested may appear in public or via Zoom Videoconference. All inquiries should be directed to Camille Leung.

    About the Project:
    The applicant, Paul Goswamy, proposes a 3-lot subdivision of a 44,721 sq. ft. single-family residential parcel located at 890 Upland Road in Emerald Lake Hills, with proposed lot sizes of 12,010 sq. ft., 19,023 sq. ft. (net size:  14,926 sq. ft.), and 13,687 square feet (net size: 13,536 sq. ft.).  Project includes the removal of a 54-inch diameter at breast height (dbh) Heritage Valley oak tree (Tree No.3), as well as 9 other significant trees.  A total of 935 cubic yards (c.y.) of cut is needed for driveway and sidewalk improvements.

    While the project complies with the lot size and slope requirements of the Residential Hillside (RH) Zoning District, the proposed project density does not comply with the Low Density Residential land use designation of the County’s General Plan, which allows for 0.3-2.3 dwelling units per net acre (du/ac).  The proposed project density is 2.92 du/net ac. and, therefore, the applicant proposes a General Plan Amendment to change the Land Use Designation from Low Density Residential to Medium-Low Density Residential, which allows for 2.4-6.0 du/net ac. and the proposed density of 3 lots.

    An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared and circulated for public review from October 19, 2023, to November 19, 2023.  

    Camille Leung, Project Planner

    Past Meetings:
    November 29, 2023 Planning Commission