Depot-Latala

Project Number: SD2018-0007/SR2019-0003 

At the request of Hale Lumber and the Depot-Latala Group, the City processed a development agreement for the construction of a mixed-use project at the Hale Lumber site. The owners of Hale Lumber were ready to sell the property and move their industrial operations out of Downtown. The development approved by Council is consistent with the City’s General Plan and the Downtown Specific Plan.

The realignment of Depot Street will improve circulation in Downtown and safety for cars and pedestrians traveling on Depot Street. The City’s participation in the project supports the creation of a new nonprofit center and the realignment of Depot Street to enable a left turn onto Dunne Avenue.  This public-private partnership has produced a better project than the one proposed in 2017 and a fully parked project that meets the City’s zoning requirements.  

Absent the current partnership with the Developer for the Hale Lumber site; this site could be built at much higher density with limited parking and no public benefits to the City due to current housing crisis state legislation. 

 A Tentative Map and Design Review permit to construct a Mixed-Use project containing 49 multi-family attached units and a 3,000± square foot office space in conjunction with the realignment of Depot Street through the Community Cultural Center (CCC) parking lot to the E. Dunne Avenue and Church Street intersection.

Location 

Hale Lumber Site is located on the east side of Depot Street, north of East Dunne Avenue. (APN: 726-13-049)

Notifications

The project was publicly noticed for the City Council meeting held on October 2, 2019. Notifications were mailed out to adjacent property owners within 300-feet of the project site and a newspaper legal ad for a minimum of a 10-day period.   

 Project Plans and Specifications

Environmental Review

For more information regarding the environmental analysis, visit the project's environmental page (html)

Project History

  • April 18, 2018 (html) – ENA was presented and approved by City Council.
  • July 24, 2018 (html) – Planning Commission Workshop on Downtown Housing and Retail Capacity, Trends, and Opportunities.
  • August 21, 2018 (html) – Presentation to the Parks and Recreation Commission for the opportunity to purchase the 3,000 square foot office space within the proposed development.  Parks and Recreation Commission recommended approval to City Council.  
  • September 5, 2018 (html) – Presented opportunity to purchase the 3,000 sq. ft. office building for non-profits.
  • October 3, 2018 (html) – City Council approved a Disposition Development Agreement memorializing the realignment of Depot Street, the parking lot enhancements for the CCC, the development of office space within the mixed-use project site, and the vacation of Depot Street.
  • January 22, 2019 (html) – Planning Commission Awarded 49 allotments to the project RDCS application.
  • April 17, 2019 (html) – City Council approved the RDCS Development Agreement for the 49 allotments. 
  • September 10, 2019 (html) – Planning Commission approved the Tentative Map for the project and recommended approval of the Design Review Permit to City Council.  
  • October 2, 2019 (html) – City Council reviewed and approved the Design Review Permit for the project.