Pinole council approves entitlements for 223-unit residential project

223-unit residential building planned on former K-Mart site in Pinole
Project renderings courtesy of the City of Pinole

The Pinole City Council on Tuesday voted to approve entitlements for a project that will demolish the former K-Mart building at 1500 Fitzgerald Drive and construct a five-story, 223-unit residential building in its place.

In July, the city’s Planning Commission recommended approval of the “Pinole Vista Project,” located adjacent to the Pinole Vista Shopping Center.

With the approvals, the applicant, Chris Cole, on behalf of the property owner, can move forward with preparing construction drawings and applying for a building permit, according to city staff.

The building will feature a mix of 36 studios, 99 one-bedroom units, 68 two-bedroom units and 20 two-bedroom plus office units, according to the city. Thirteen units will be set aside to households defined as very-low income and 14 units will be reserved for households defined as low-income households. Parking and landscaping improvements are part of the project. 

Review project materials here