Proposed Saratoga Retirement Community Project

Saratoga Retirement Community History

The Saratoga Retirement Community (SRC) campus is located at 14500 Fruitvale Avenue on three contiguous parcels, totaling approximately 37 acres. The General Plan land use designation of the property is Community Facility Sites, and the zoning is R-1-40,000. 

The original Odd Fellows Home is located on the property. The Odd Fellows Home was constructed in the early 1900’s by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows to care for older members of the order. It is now listed on the City of Saratoga’s Historic Resources Inventory.

On February 21, 1996, the City Council approved an increase to the number of residential units permitted at SRC from 170 to 307 units (164 independent living units and 143 assisted living units) and an increase in the number of skilled nursing beds permitted from 68 to 99 beds. SRC did not build all the units permitted in 1996. The facility currently has 249 units (143 independent living units and 106 assisted living units) and 94 skilled nursing beds. 

Proposed Project Description

On June 21, 2019, SRC submitted an application to the City seeking approval of three new buildings which would contain 52 independent living units. If approved, this would bring the total residential units to 298 and skilled nursing beds to 52. A new meeting room would be added to the existing Manor building, and a new workout room would be added to the existing fitness center. The project proposal includes 113 additional parking spaces and the construction of a public trail connecting Fruitvale Avenue with the San Marcos Open Space. 

Project Plans and Conceptual Design

Interested community members can visit City Hall, located at 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, to review the proposed project plans.

SRC Conceptual Design

Process and Timeline

The community will have multiple opportunities to provide input at a series of public meetings with the Heritage Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, and City Council. Meeting dates and timeline updates will be added to this page as information becomes available.

MilestoneDate
Application submitted to the CityJune 21, 2019
Application materials deemed incompleteJuly 18, 2019
Application materials resubmitted to the CitySeptember 3, 2019
Application materials deemed incompleteSeptember 19 and October 17, 2019
Application materials resubmitted to the CityJune 1, 2020
City review of application and request for additional informationOngoing 
Application deemed completePending 
Heritage Preservation Commission review
(Opportunity for Public Input/Comment)
Pending
Community Meeting
(Opportunity for Public Input/Comment)
Pending
Planning Commission review
(Opportunity for Public Input/Comment) 
Pending
Notice of Preparation Scoping Meeting
(Opportunity for Public Input/Comment)
Pending
Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) PreparationPending
45-Day review period of draft EIR
(Opportunity for Public Input/Comment)
Pending  
Community Meeting on EIR
(Opportunity for Public Input/Comment) 
Pending
Final EIR prepared and response to commentsPending
Planning Commission Public Hearing
(Opportunity for Public Input/Comment) 
Pending
City Council Public Hearing
(Opportunity for Public Input/Comment)
Pending