Amáre Apartment Homes Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Martinez
Document Title
Amáre Apartment Homes Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The General Plan land use designation of the project site is Mixed Residential (up to 29 units/acre)/Office (MR/O). The project site is in a Mixed Use District: Multi-Family Residential/Professional and Administrative Offices (M-R-1.5/PA).
Document Description
The project would involve development of a currently undeveloped 6.06 acre parcel located on the south side of Arnold Drive, near its intersection with Starflower Drive in Martinez, Contra Costa County, California (Assessor Parcel Numbers 161-400-009 and -010). The proposed project would involve the construction of six buildings that include 104 one-bedroom units and 79 two-bedroom units for a total of 183 residential dwelling units. In addition, the proposed apartment complex would include on-site amenities such as a workout facility, business center, children’s play area, outdoor kitchen area and parking areas. Three of the buildings would be three stories and up to 35 feet, 2 inches above adjacent grade. The other three buildings would be four stories and up to 44 feet, 2 inches above adjacent grade. Vehicular access to the project site would be provided through two proposed driveways from Arnold Drive and internal access to each of the six buildings would be provided via interior drive aisles. With the approval of a density bonus, design review permit, height concession, and waivers/reductions of applicable City development standards that would physically preclude project construction (regarding hillside density, building separation, parking stall depth, rear building setback, drive aisle width, height exception, and parking lot landscaping), the proposed development would be consistent with the site’s current General Plan land use designation and zoning of Mixed Residential/Office and Mixed Use District: Multi-Family Residential/Professional and Administrative Offices respectively.

Contact Information

Hector J. Rojas, AICP
Agency Name
City of Martinez
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Arnold Drive and Starflower Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
161-400-009, 161-400-010
State Highways
Buchanan Field
Hidden Valley Elementary
Grayson Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 183, Acres 6.06)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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