64-unit residential building proposed for site on Road 20

64-unit residential building proposed for site on Road 20
Project rendering courtesy of city documents.

A 64-unit multi-family residential building is proposed for a mostly vacant site near the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Road 20 in San Pablo.

The proposed development would locate at 2364 Road 20, which currently harbors a building that was once used as a nursery.

Of the 64 units, the proposal includes eight studios, 44 one-bedroom units, eight two-bedroom units and four three-bedroom units. Six of the development’s units would be affordable for very-low income residents, according to city documents.

The development would feature 71 on-site parking spaces (both on surface spots and within three lifts). There would also be secure parking for bicycles.

The project incorporates site landscaping that includes bio-retention along the creek.

San Pablo Road 20, LLC, which is the property owner and developer, is seeking approval from the Planning Commission to build their development within 50 feet of San Pablo Creek, and is asking for waivers and variances related to the size of the project, which would reach five stories at 65 feet, 4 inches tall.

The Planning Commission held a public hearing Monday for the project but was unable to reach a decision on whether to approve the project as presented due to a lack of a quorum (two commissioners were absent). One commissioner and some neighbors of the project site expressed opposition, citing potential impacts of the project’s size to traffic and privacy, among other issues.