The Lumberyard (Depot-Latala)
GPA2018-0005, ZA2018-0004, SD2018-0007, SR2019-0003, EA2018-0013
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. A General Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment were processed for the land exchange and new road.
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 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. A land transaction is part of the agreement. That land transaction is to convey land area currently devoted to Depot Street right-of-way to provide additional land area for a future mixed-use development.
Hale Lumber Site is located on the east side of Depot Street, north of East Dunne Avenue. Assessor's Parcel Number: 726-13-049.
Project Plans and Specifications
- April 18, 2018 – ENA was presented and approved by City Council.
- July 24, 2018 – Planning Commission Workshop on Downtown Housing and Retail Capacity, Trends, and Opportunities.
- August 21, 2018 – 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 – Presented opportunity to purchase the 3,000 sq. ft. office building for non-profits.
- October 3, 2018 - 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 – Planning Commission Awarded 49 allotments to the project RDCS application.
- April 17, 2019 – City Council approved the RDCS Development Agreement for the 49 allotments.
- September 10, 2019 – Planning Commission approved the Tentative Map for the project and recommended approval of the Design Review Permit to City Council.
- October 2, 2019 – City Council reviewed and approved the Design Review Permit for the project.
Environmental Review and Documents
An Addendum was completed and provided CEQA analysis for the project as part of the adopted 2009 Downtown Specific Plan MFEIR. As part of the Addendum, a Transportation Impact Analysis concluded consistency with both the General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan. The Addendum found no impacts that were not previously disclosed in the General Plan FEIR or the Downtown Specific Plan Master FEIR, nor would it result in a substantial increase in the magnitude of any significant environmental impacts previously identified. This amendment to the DDA and Reimbursement Agreement is a fiscal change by nature, therefore will not result in a change to the outcome of the Addendum.