1300 Bayshore Highway

Proposed Mixed Use Office Development
1300 Bayshore Highway

Project Description
The City of Burlingame has received an application to redevelop the properties at 1300 Bayshore Highway, on the site of the former Hyatt Cinema. The project applicant proposes to redevelop the site with two eight-story buildings. The buildings would be connected by a screen wall spanning Easton Creek, which runs through the site. There would be a two-story opening between the two buildings on the lower floors that would provide a view corridor out to the bay.

The combined total of the proposed buildings would be approximately 260,350 SF. The uses would include 239,800 SF of office space, 11,900 SF of restaurant space and 8,630 SF of retail space. Parking would be provided at grade and within the buildings. Both buildings are proposed to have an overall height of 108’-9” (top of curb) (107’-9” from sea level).

The proposed project would have a total of 919 on-site parking spaces. Parking would be provided with at-grade surface parking and within in both buildings. There would be two access points to the site along Bayshore Highway, one in the center and one towards the north end. 

The proposal also includes a comprehensive landscape design with a focus on the interior portion of the buildings that would complement Easton Creek that runs through site, and the Bay that abuts the property on the east side. The landscape design includes 21 outdoor conference units that are intended to be used for impromptu and small-format meetings.

The project requires the following permits and actions:

  • Commercial Design Review
  • Lot Merger
  • Conditional Use Permit for Height required for structures over sixty-five (65) feet in height or five (5) stories
  • Conditional Use Permit for Building Width (required for structures which are wider than fifty (50) percent of the lot front or exceed the side setback requirements)
  • Conditional Use Permit for Retail Use in a designated retail node as shown on the Shoreline subarea plan
  • Variance for parking space and parking aisle dimensions to allow tandem parking spaces
  • Variance for greater building setback in front

Current Status / Next Steps
A Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) was prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); the circulation period ran from March 2, 2020 through April 1, 2020. 

The applicant has requested deferring final action by the Planning Commission until the commission is able to meet in person in the City Hall Council Chambers. Under the current Order of the Health Officer of San Mateo County there is not a timeline for allowing such meetings, so the application is on hold. 

Project Plans 1300 Bayshore Highway - Current

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (CEQA) 
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration
Appendices - Air Quality
Appendices - Bio 
Appendices - Transportation Impact Analysis

The Burlingame Planning Commission held a second Design Review Meeting on December 11, 2017 to review revisions to the proposal since its initial review. No action was taken on the application. 

Meeting Documents: 

Staff Report 

Staff Report Attachments 

Project Plans - 12.11.17 

The Burlingame Planning Commission held an Environmental Review Scoping and Design Review Meeting on September 12, 2016. The meeting focused on reviewing the design concept and identifying potential environmental issues to be studied in the environmental review of the proposed project. No action was taken on the application.

Meeting Video (scroll down to Item 9b)

Meeting Documents:

Staff Report


Traffic Study - TDM Plan 

Staff Comments

CEQA Checklist - Notice - Aerial

Project Plans - 9.12.16 

Project Planner                             Project Applicant
Sheldon Ah Sing                             Steve Porter
Contract Planner                             Fox Bayshore Investments
408-340-5642                             650-443-1033