The Old School House (OSH)/Doubletree Specific Plan was originally approved in 2006. The plan encompasses 21 acres of commercial development located at the northwest corner of Foothill and Indian Hill Boulevards. Early phases of the Specific Plan included renovation to the Double Tree Hotel, renovation of the Old School house retail and office complex, and construction of a new retail building that includes Trader Joe’s Market.
The property owner is preparing to start work on the next phase of the Specific Plan, which consists of constructing a new centralized parking structure and 30 new residential condominiums. This new development would be located in the area that currently contains a vacant three-story hotel wing and surface parking lots just north of the Buca di Beppo parking lot. The vacant 1960’s hotel wing and adjacent surface parking will be demolished as part of the project. A new east/west private road will be constructed to connect the new condominiums and parking structure to Indian Hill Boulevard.
The new condominiums would be contained in a two and three-story building organized around a central courtyard. The 240 space, two-level parking structure would be 1.5 stories tall and partially submerged. 60 of these parking spaces are located below the condo units to serve as parking for these new residences. Both the condos and parking structure are designed to have a Spanish architectural theme to match the adjacent development including the Old School House. In order to facilitate this phase of the development, the owners are requesting City approval of a map that makes minor adjustments to property lines, cleans up several easements, and associated environmental documentation.
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act an Addendum to the adopted 2006 environmental documentation (Mitigated Negative Declaration) for the Specific Plan, in order to analyze the potential impacts of proposed minor changes. The addendum concludes that the proposed changes will not result in any new significant environmental effects beyond those previously analyzed for the Specific Plan. Both the Planning Commission and City Council will review the Addendum and consider its adoption.
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