The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to hold a workshop Tuesday to discuss the design concept for a five-story, 284-unit apartment complex on part of The Marketplace Shopping Center property in central San Ramon.
Proposed by Southern California-based TRC Retail, the project would be located at the existing 12.47-acre commercial and shopping area at 130 Market Place, across Bollinger Canyon Road from San Ramon City Hall.
Building the project would necessitate the demolition of approximately 57,505 square feet of existing retail space -- including Nob Hill Foods, Starbucks, SportClips, a dry cleaners and a pharmacy -- while the rest of the shopping center would remain in place
Of the 284 units, city staff say 42 have been proposed to be studio apartments averaging 604 square feet per unit, 148 would be one-bedroom units averaging 772 square feet per unit and 94 two-bedroom units averaging 1,103 square feet per unit.
Additionally, the project would include 32 below-market-rate rental units for "very low" and "low" income category households -- 23 would be designated for very low and nine for low income households.
The new complex would also include a 454-space parking structure, with pool, fitness center and other amenities.
The Planning Commission discussion is designed as a study session, a chance for a conversation on the concept with no final actions to be taken. After receiving comments from commissioners, the applicant could then file a formal application for additional review by city officials at a future date.
During Tuesday's meeting, commissioners also plan to select two members from among their ranks to serve on an Ad Hoc Committee for Transportation Advisory Committee interviews.
The San Ramon Planning Commission's regular meeting is set to be held virtually at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 5). Interested residents can view the meeting on the city's YouTube page or on its Zoom account using webinar ID 976 6849 2334.
Residents can submit public comments via email to CityClerk@sanramon.ca.gov. Comments must be sent prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and include "Public Comment 1/5/2020" in the subject line.