Albert Lopez
Planning Director

Current Development Projects

Pending Projects

The review process for all development applications includes an analysis of the proposal and public notification. The Current Planning Division, reviews development projects, conducts environmental review of projects, and administers the Zoning Ordinance. Current planning projects include residential, industrial and commercial projects that are currently being reviewed for conformance with local, state and federal requirements.

  • Village Green Mixed-Use Multi-Family Housing - Hesperian Blvd at Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo, PLN2021-00044
    DEMMON PARTNERS, MITCH McKINZIE, VESTING TENTATIVE TRACT MAP SUBDIVISION AND SITE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW ~ To allow a new mixed-use multi-family project with 138 (previously 163) rental housing units, 11,049 (previously 11,524) sq. ft. of indoor retail, 983 (previously 660) sq. ft. of outdoor retail seating area, no proposed realignment of Via Mercado, and Adoption of an Update to an Addendum to the Village Center Specific Plan EIR, for property located in the Zoning District of C-1 (as modified by the San Lorenzo Village Center Specific Plan) and General Plan land use designation of San Lorenzo Village Center Specific Plan Subareas 5B, 5C, and 5D (Residential Mixed-Use: residential permitted where part of the project includes commercial development), on six parcels totaling 5.12 acres located on the west side of Hesperian Blvd, between Paseo Grande and Via Mercado, San Lorenzo area of unincorporated Alameda County, with County Assessor's Parcel Numbers 412-0039-001-03, 412-0039-002-00, 412-0039-003-00, 412-0039-004-02, 412-0042-112-00, and 412-0042-113-00.
  • Fa YunChan Buddhist Center - 7825 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley
    ~ application to develop the site for worship facilities, including the conversion of existing residence into staff dorms, construction of Buddha statues, trail systems, construction of five (5) new buildings, and other site improvements, in the C1, R1-L-BE-CSU-RV, and "A" Districts, located at 7825 Crow Canyon Road, east side, 500 feet south of Norris Canyon Road, Castro Valley area of unincorporated Alameda County, with 13 separate Assessor's Parcel Numbers: 085-4060-001-09, 085-5000-001-01, 085-4050-001-5, 085-4050-001-08, 085-4050-002-00, 085-4050-001-04, 085-4050-004, 085-4050-003, 085-4055-004, 085-4055-005, 085-4055-006, 085-4055-007, and 085-4050-010-002.
  • PLN2021-00202 / COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, SB 35 MINISTERIAL REVIEW, application to allow construction of a four-story, 40-foot tall (to top of parapet), 42 affordable housing studio units plus one, 2-bedroom managers dwelling unit, a community room and associated office, and 32 on-site parking spaces, located on a property that also contains an existing church (church to remain), at 2889 Kelly Street, Fairview area of unincorporated Alameda County, and in the Fairview Area Specific Plan, "R-1" Single-Family Residence zoning district, and in the Fairview Area General Plan, land use designation of "Low Density Residential", with County Assessor's Parcel Number (APN): 416 0180-020-00. Because the State Statute mandates that the project review process is ministerial and that projects are judged purely on objective standards that do not involve the exercise of discretion, the California Environmental Quality Act does not apply to the SB 35 process: Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 15268(a): "Ministerial projects are exempt from the requirements of CEQA".

Ongoing Land Use Projects

The following is a listing of major projects that have been approved by the County and are subject to ongoing review to ensure their compliance with conditions of approval imposed by the decision making body approving their application.

  • Surface Mining Permits:
    • The Neighborhood Preservation and Sustainability Department manages the review and permitting of new and existing surface mines i Alameda County. Click here for information on surface mining permits, reclamation plans, proposed amendments, and environmenta documents.
    • Eliot Quarry (SMP-23) Reclamation Plan Amendment Project
  • Wind Turbine Projects
    • The Planning Department reviews Conditional Use Permits and environmental review documents (prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act - CEQA) for wind energy development in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA). The Department also manages a Technical Advisory Committee that reviews reports and polices for protection of avian and bat species in the APWRA. Click here for more information.

Environmental Impact Reports and Negative Declarations

  • To allow construction and operation of an outdoor (hoophouse) cannabis cultivation project located at located at 8588 Tesla Road, Livermore, California, 94550, approximately four miles southeast of the City of Livermore in unincorporated Alameda County (County) (Figure 1). The proposed project parcel is 4.36 acres (APN: 099A-1625-002-07) (Figure 2). Regional access to the project site is provided by I-580, which is located eight miles northwest of the project site; local access to the site is provided by Tesla Road (County Highway J12).