The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to move one step closer Tuesday toward approving a new four-story apartment and commercial complex proposed for San Ramon Valley Boulevard near the northern city limits.
A proposal revamped several times since its original concept in 2014, the San Ramon Valley Apartments project by Santa Clara-based ROEM Development now calls for 169 apartment units, 6,146 square feet of ground-level commercial space and a two-tier parking garage at 2251 San Ramon Valley Blvd., along the west side of the thoroughfare at the intersection with Deerwood Road.
The Planning Commission last month indicated its intent to move toward approving the current project concept, and Tuesday night's meeting would see the commissioners continue that process, city associate planner Shinei Tsukamoto wrote in an updated staff report ahead of the public meeting.
The San Ramon Valley Apartments proposal features six apartment types: traditional studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units as well as one- and two-bedroom options with dens.
The mixed-use development would include 20 affordable units (13 very-low income, seven moderate income), representing 15.7% of the project, with remaining 9.3% to be paid as in-lieu fee to fulfill the affordable-housing obligation, Tsukamoto said.
The 2.55-acre site currently houses Outpost Sports Bar and Grill and is next to Windmill Farms produce market.
The initial environmental study concludes the project would not have a significant effect on the environment in light of recommended mitigation measures in areas such as air quality, biological and cultural resources, geology, hazardous materials, water quality, noise and traffic.
"The (initial study/mitigated negative declaration) with the comprehensive responses appropriately evaluated potential environmental impacts from the proposed project and provided sufficient mitigation measures to reduce potential impacts to less than significant," Tsukamoto said.
City staff recommends the commission hear the latest staff report Tuesday evening before opening the public hearing, receiving citizen comments and then directing staff to prepare final approval resolutions for consideration during the Dec. 6 commission meeting.
The meeting Tuesday night is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. inside the council chamber at San Ramon City Hall at 7000 Bollinger Canyon Road.