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File #: 2022-1924   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022
Title: Adoption of Resolution Approving Tentative Tract Map No. 8468 and a Condominium Plan (PLN21-0587) to Subdivide 2350 Saratoga Street into Three Commercial Condominium Units. (Planning, Building and Transportation 20962710)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Tentative Tract Map No. 8468, 2. Exhibit 2 - Condominium Plan, 3. Exhibit 3 - Conditions of Approval, 4. Resolution
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Adoption of Resolution Approving Tentative Tract Map No. 8468 and a Condominium Plan (PLN21-0587) to Subdivide 2350 Saratoga Street into Three Commercial Condominium Units. (Planning, Building and Transportation 20962710)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The applicant is requesting approval of Tentative Tract Map No. 8468 and a Condominium Plan to create three condominium units within the existing building at 2350 Saratoga Street, also referred to as Building 8 within the NAS Alameda Historic District. The applicant received approvals to renovate 2350 Saratoga as a Work/Live complex, eventually receiving approval to create up to 250 Work/Live units within the building. Work/Live units are not residential units, they are primarily commercial and industrial units with accessory living spaces and cannot be individually sold. The Condominium Plan would partition the building into three condominium units with multiple Work/Live units in each condominium unit. The Condominium Plan was requested by the applicant's lenders as a contingency if the lenders have to take over the project and find new partners to complete the project. Per Alameda Municipal Code (AMC) Section 30-78.5, on March 28, 2022, the Planning Board conducted a duly noticed public hearing to review the Tentative Map application and voted unanimously to recommend the City Council approve Tentative Tract Map No. 8468 and a Condominium Plan for 2350 Saratoga Street.

BACKGROUND

In 2016, the Planning Board approved a Master Use Permit for 88 new Work/Live Units and a Development Plan and Design Review for exterior renovations at 2350 Saratoga Street, also known as Building 8 in the NAS Alameda Historic District. The project's approval also included a minor rooftop addition and communal spaces. In 2019, the City Council amended the Work/Live ordinance, allowing Work/Live units to be smaller in size. In February 2020, the Zoning Administrator modif...

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