NOE for 1201 Runnymede DR20-004


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of East Palo Alto
Document Title
NOE for 1201 Runnymede DR20-004
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Document Description
The proposed development (Design Review application DR20-004) is a two-story residential building over a concrete podium at grade level. A total of 32 residential units are planned on this site, distributed evenly between second and third floor levels. There are a total of 30 two bedroom units with two smaller one bedroom units. Units range in size from 755 square feet to 1,074 square feet. Six units are inclusionary units per City ordinance. The parcel is 0.932 acres, and the proposed residential development conforms to all the requirements of the City’s Urban Residential zoning designation. The residential units are designed around a large east-facing second floor courtyard which serves as the focal point of the project and is built over a ground floor parking level. This podium level courtyard connects to the grade via a pedestrian ramp to grade level. The courtyard provides a common outdoor space with views, children’s play amenities, seating, and BBQs. The first-floor parking plan includes 55 off street parking spaces and dedicated parking or lockers for 16 bicycles. Decks have been provided at the second-floor level, whereas the third-floor units have flat window balconies. Landscaped spaces have been planned at the first-floor level on all four sides of the building, providing tree and other plantings, play areas, and some paved areas for outdoor activity. Selected plants and trees provide both color and shade to the building, as well as visual screening. The main entrance is from the east side, through a stone clad façade punctuated by a two-story window wall and door accessed through a landscaped court. The entrance opens to a common two-story lobby.

Contact Information

Elena Lee
Agency Name
City of East Palo Alto
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Village One LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


East Palo Alto
San Mateo
Cross Streets
Runnymede, between Pulgas and the Bay Trail
Total Acres
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15332- Infill Development Projects. The Class 32 “Infill” Categorical Exemption exempts infill development within urbanized areas if it meets certain requirements. Infill projects that are consistent with the local General Plan and Zoning requirements and have negligible environmental impacts may be eligible for this exemption. The proposed project is a small multifamily residential project proposed for an existing infill site, that is less than 5 acres in size and is consistent with both the zoning and General Plan designations. Please see NOE for complete findings.


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