Proposed Palm Villas Saratoga Project

Proposed Project Description

The proposed Palm Villas Saratoga project includes the construction and operation of a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly on Saratoga Creek Drive off Cox Avenue. Two buildings would be constructed that are designed to function as a single complex, containing a combined total of 78 beds. The first building would be for individuals with mild stage Alzheimer’s/Dementia and the second for individuals with advanced stage Alzheimer’s/Dementia. The proposed project also includes related support functions (such as food service, pharmacy, laundry, administration, etc.), 47 parking spaces, landscaping (including removal of some trees), utility connections, and an extension of Saratoga Creek Drive.

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Project Application Process

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a statewide policy of environmental protection that helps guide the approval of proposed projects. CEQA requires agencies to identify potential significant environmental impacts of proposed projects and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if possible.

As part of this process, a Public Scoping Meeting was held on February 26, 2019 to share information about the proposed Palm Villas Saratoga project and gather feedback from the community. 

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released for review on January 31, 2020. All comments on the Draft EIR must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2020. Printed copies are also available at the Community Development Department (13777 Fruitvale Avenue) and the Saratoga Library (13650 Saratoga Avenue).

Application Submitted to the CityCompleted
City Review of Application and Request for Additional InformationCompleted
Application Deemed CompleteCompleted
Environmental Review InitiatedCompleted
Public Scoping Hearing (Opportunity for Public Input/Comment)Completed
Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Prepared by Environmental ConsultantCompleted
Draft EIR Released for Public ReviewAvailable for Review
Draft EIR Community Meeting (Opportunity for Public Input/Comment)Thursday, February 27
6:00 p.m.
Saratoga Senior Center, S. Ku Hall
19655 Allendale Avenue
Comments on Draft EIR Due
Before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2
Planning Commission Study SessionTuesday, July 7
5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Final EIR Prepared and Response to Public CommentsPending
Planning Commission Hearing (Opportunity for Public Input/Comment)Pending