Tomorrow, new plans will be reviewed for an eight-story residential project at 1766 El Camino Real, located by the Millbrae BART Station in Burlingame, San Mateo County. The project will rise above the El Camino highway, bringing 311 new apartments across from the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, various shops, and a grocery store. Carmel Partners is responsible for the application.
The 85-foot tall proposal will yield 516,500 square feet with 290,620 square feet for residential space, 132,030 square feet for the 319-car garage, and 14,130 square feet for amenities. Parking has also been proposed for 16 bicycles, significantly reduced from the base requirement to have storage for 156 bikes. The average apartment will span 934 square feet, with 37 studios, 137 one-bedrooms, 120 two-bedrooms, and 17 three-bedrooms.
TCA Architects is responsible for the design, with JETT Landscape Architecture + Design as the landscape architect. The project will be a typical podium-style apartment complex, with composite wood, metal panels, and stucco incorporated to break up the visual massing. Amenities will include a pool courtyard, an open-air garden, an amenities lounge, a dog spa, and a fitness center.
Certosa Inc, a Burlingame-addressed company, located nearby 1766 El Camino Real on the opposite side of 101, is the property owner. BKF Engineers is the civil engineer. Demolition will be required for the existing single-story commercial structure, located beside the Burlingame Police Department building. The property will rise at the intersection of El Camino Real and Trousdale Drive and extend to the end of the block overlooking California Drive. Residents will have views across SFO and the bay toward Mount Diablo and the top of the San Francisco skyline.
1766 El Camino is just one of several construction projects shaping the once-commercial neighborhood in Burlingame emanating from the Millbrae BART Station. Construction is nearly complete for the Gateway at Millbrae Station, a mixed-use transit-oriented project spearheaded by Republic Family of Company with 400 apartments, offices, retail, and a 164-key hotel.
Other proposals in the north of Burlingame include 1855 Rollins Road, One Adrian Court, 1870-1876 El Camino Real, 30 Ingold Road, 1814-1820 Ogden Drive, and 1699-1701 Old Bayshore Highway. From SFYIMBY coverage alone, developers hope to build at least 1,227 apartments, nearly half a million square feet of new office space, some retail and public open space involved with each project.
The Burlingame Planning Commission is scheduled to review plans for 1766 El Camino Real and other projects tomorrow, March 28th, starting at 7 PM. For information about how to attend, see the meeting agenda here.