Proposed Palm Villas Saratoga Project

Proposed Project Description

The Palm Villas Saratoga project is a Design Review and Conditional Use Permit application to construct and operate a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly on Saratoga Creek Drive off Cox Avenue.  The project would construct two buildings on two adjacent lots that would be 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.), 48 parking spaces, landscaping (including removal of some trees), utility connections, and an extension of Saratoga Creek Drive.

Palm Villas Saratoga Proposed BuildingPalm Villas Saratoga Map

Project Application Process

California Environmental Quality Act

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. 

Draft Environmental Impact Report

The Draft Environmental Impact Report was released for review on January 31, 2020. Printed copies were made available at the Community Development Department (13777 Fruitvale Avenue) and the Saratoga Library (13650 Saratoga Avenue).

Final Environmental Impact Report

The Final Environmental Impact Report is now available online, and a printed copy is available for review at the Community Development Department Planning Counter (13777 Fruitvale Avenue).

Planning Commission Public Hearing and Site Visit

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the Palm Villas Saratoga project on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be conducted over Zoom, live streamed, and broadcast over KSAR. Members of the public can view and participate in the Planning Commission Regular Meeting by:

  • Using the Zoom website https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83461281292 or App (Webinar ID 834 6128 1292) and raising their hand when directed by the Chair to speak on an agenda item; OR
  • Calling 1.408.638.0968 or 1.669.900.6833, entering the Webinar ID (834 6128 1292), and pressing *9 to raise their hand to speak on an agenda item when directed by the Chair; OR
  • Viewing the meeting on Saratoga Community Access Television Channel 15 (Comcast Channel 15, AT&T UVerse Channel 99), calling 1.669.900.6833 or 1.408.638.0968, entering the Webinar ID (834 6128 1292), and pressing *9 to raise their hand to speak on an agenda item when directed by the Chair; OR 
  • Viewing online at http://saratoga.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=2 and calling 1.408.638.0968 or 1.669.900.6833, entering the Webinar ID (834 6128 1292),  and pressing *9 to raise their hand to speak on an agenda item when directed by the Chair. Please mute your computer or television before giving public comment. 

The day before the public hearing, the Commission will conduct a site visit on Tuesday, September 8 at 3:30 p.m. This will be a hybrid site visit, so the public can attend in person or virtually using Zoom. Members of the public can view and participate in the Planning Commission Site Visit by:

  • Using the Zoom website https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84453239981?pwd=dWluOGN4QjRsL1doQnZWQVBDM2UzUT09 or App (Meeting ID 844 5323 9981) and raising their hand when directed by the Chair to speak on an agenda item; OR
  • Calling 1.408.638.0968 or 1.669.900.6833, entering the Meeting ID (844 5323 9981), and pressing *9 to raise their hand to speak on an agenda item when directed by the Chair; OR
  • Attending in person and complying with all social distancing and face covering guidelines per Santa Clara County Health Orders related to COVID-19.  

Timeline

MilestoneStatus
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 ReviewCompleted
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 DueMonday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Planning Commission Study SessionTuesday, July 7
5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Final EIR Prepared and Response to Public CommentsAvailable Above
Planning Commission Site Visit (Opportunity for Public Input/Comment) Tuesday, September 8 at 3:30 p.m.
Planning Commission Public Hearing (Opportunity for Public Input/Comment) Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m.