Pinole Square Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Pinole, City of (City of Pinole)
Document Title
Pinole Square Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Carl Goldstone, Hillsboro Properties, Inc.
Present Land Use
The project site consists of approximately 11.89 acres located at 1201-1577 Tara Hills Drive in the City of Pinole. Currently, the site is developed with the Appian 80 Shopping Center, which includes a Safeway grocery store, a vacant CVS pharmacy, and various other smaller businesses. Per the Three Corridors Specific Plan, the project site is located within the Service Sub-Area of the Appian Way Specific Plan area. The Specific Plan designates the site Commercial Mixed Use with a High Density Residential Overlay (CMU-HDRO), consistent with the site's zoning designation.

Document Description
The proposed project would include demolition of the existing on-site building housing the Safeway grocery store and vacant CVS pharmacy, the car wash and antique restoration store buildings located within the western portion of the site, and a portion of the existing building housing the former O'Reilly Wheel Works and Pizza Hut. The existing China Delight restaurant building, the dry cleaner/fitness studio/seafood, and barbecue restaurant/former Chase Bank buildings located within the eastern portion of the site would remain. New structures would be constructed on-site, including, but not limited to, a Safeway fuel station and associated kiosk, a drive-through restaurant, a casual sit-down restaurant and new building space to house the Safeway grocery store and other shops. In addition, the facades of portions of the existing shops would be refaced as part of the proposed project. See attached.

Contact Information
Amalia M. Merino
City of Pinole, Community Development Department
2131 Pear Street
Pinole, CA 95037

Phone : (510) 724-9000


37°59'41.49"N 122°18'13.86"W
Contra Costa
Cross Streets
1201-1577 Tara Hills Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
See attached
State Highways
Pinole Creek, Maloney Reservoir, San Pablo Bay
Other Information
Schools: Pinole Middle School, Shannon Elementary School, North Campus School, Tara Hills Elementary School, Crespi Middle School

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (105,149 Sq. Ft.)
Local Action
Specific Plan Use Permit Variance Design Review One Lot Parcel Map
Project Issues
Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Noise Toxic/Hazardous Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Transportation, District 4


Environmental Document
Pinole Square ISMND_Summary Form   PDF 194 K Pinole Square Public Review ISMND_with appendices   PDF 48665 K
NOC   PDF 964 K
State Comments
2020039004_Caltrans Comment   PDF 236 K

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