San Bruno is facing some of the highest levels of development in decades. Although the San Bruno City Council approves projects it is important to note the developer is ultimately responsible for completing the development. The council approval is for the “entitlement”, the right to build the project. After entitlement the developer is required to submit the building permit. This could take several iterations of review based on the quality of the permit submittal. After the permit is issued construction may begin. Unfortunately some developments take much longer to complete and some developers list their property for sale immediately after entitlement.

Following is a newspaper article from the San Mateo Daily Journal. The story fails to mention the city is responsible for approving developments… not building developments.

The projects listed below are in various phases of development: under construction, entitled, in planning. Following is the link for more detailed information on the City’s website…


I voted in favor of the BayHill Specific Plan and advocated for a housing overlay of approximately 500 units to be included. The development at this project will provide much needed Community Benefit revenue to San Bruno.

I voted in favor of the Skyline College project that provided 70 residential units (40 homes, 30 apartments for college staff). Most of the homes have been constructed and occupied by new residents. The apar

YouTube 1400 & 1450 Bayhill Drive (901 Cherry Phase II). The project was entitled many years ago and includes the development of two new office buildings, one 170,885 square foot building at the eastern portion of the lot and a 116,000 square foot building at the western portion of the lot. The city received a development agreement payment increase of approximately $4million dollars for this project.


  • 111 San Bruno Avenue, 63 residential units, and retail below.
  • 160 El Camino Real, 28 Room Boutique Hotel
  • 271 El Camino Real, 23 Residential Units
  • 500 Sylvan, 9 residential units
  • Mills Park, 427 residential units, and approximately 7947 commercial space
  • Glenview Terrace, 29 Single-family homes

Southline Project, 30 Tanforan Avenue – Street Improvements Approved by San Bruno City Council. The project is located at the northern edge of San Bruno and includes improvements that will modify streets within San Bruno City limits. The project proposes: Beautification of Tanforan Avenue which serves as an access road for San Bruno residents. Connection of the Centennial Way Trail to San Bruno’s planned Huntington Cycle Track improvements. A new intersection at Huntington Avenue and Sneath Lane which provides bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular connectivity to South Maple Avenue and Southline Avenue (new) within City of South San Francisco. A community benefit package of approximately six million dollars was approved by the San Bruno City Council. Additionally, the project proposes eight office / R&D buildings, parking garage, below grade parking, site amenities, open space and landscaping on a 26-acre site within South San Francisco. For project information with South San Francisco, please visit:

YouTube Phase 1 – submitting Building Permits. YouTube, the applicant and owner of the Phase I Development area, proposes to retain the two existing office buildings on the Phase I Site and construct two new buildings with 440,000 square feet of additional office space. A maximum of three levels of subgrade parking would be provided at both parcels. Additional improvements and items include: (1) the construction of an off-street multi-modal transportation hub on an access way located between Grundy Lane and Bayhill Drive, on the west side of the parcel containing 950 Elm Street; (2) the realignment of Grundy Lane from Cherry Avenue to Elm Avenue; (3) the abandonment of northern portion of Elm Avenue located directly to the north of the realigned Grundy Lane; (4) the demolition of three existing buildings located at 1150–1250 Bayhill Drive to provide a construction staging and parking area during construction of the Phase I Development.


2101 Sneath Lane (former Engvall School Site). The project proposes to develop 118 single family homes and common open spaces across the 21-acre site. Single-family homes are proposed to be clustered on the site to minimize grading and maintain a landscaped area along areas of the western edge of the site. Proposed circulation for the site would allow vehicles to enter and exit the development primarily from Sneath Lane. The project proposes to demolish the existing structures, golf facilities, parking, and other improvements to build a new 118-lot single family detached home development of new two- and three-story houses. The applicant intends to create 15% of the homes as onsite below market rate (BMR) units. It is anticipated that the project will require a Vesting Tentative Map, Planned Unit Permit, Conditional Use Permit, and Architectural Review, in addition to CEQA environmental review and may also require additional planning approvals and permits.

170 San Bruno Avenue West A new 6-story, 69-foot tall building, with 42 dwelling units (condominiums), approximately 1,114 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and a subgrade garage with 43 parking spaces.

Crestmoor, 300 Piedmont Avenue – . The approximately 40.2-acre site is owned by the San Mateo Union High School District and formerly housed Crestmoor High School. The project proposes to demolish the existing structures, athletic facilities, parking, and other improvements to build a new 156-lot single family detached home development of new two-story houses. The project also proposes to dedicate to the City of San Bruno 12 acres of open space land with the intent that the City may construct new recreational amenities. The project includes an additional 8 acres of additional open space area which will be accessible to project residents and guests. It is anticipated that the project may require a Vesting Tentative Map and Planned Unit Permit in addition to CEQA environmental review and may also require additional planning approvals and permits. The applicant is seeking to take advantage of the State Density Bonus Program to receive waivers and/or incentives/concessions related to open space and lot size requirements. Of the 156 homes, 132 are proposed to be market rate and 24 (15%) are proposed to be on-site below market units: 8 (5%) affordable to Low-income households and 16 (10%) affordable to Moderate-income households.

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