Blog Tuesday July 9th: Support 425 homes at San Bruno Mills Park

July 8, 2019

On Tuesday July 9th at 7pm, the San Bruno City Council will be meeting at the San Bruno Senior Center (1555 Crystal Springs Rd, San Bruno, CA 94066) to continue the review process for the Mills Park development. Please join us to support the project! The agenda for this meeting is here.

This is a great, dense development on El Camino Real with frequent bus service, and walking distance of the San Bruno Caltrain station, and roughly 1 mile (a longer walk, or quick bike/scooter ride) away from the San Bruno BART and Shops at Tanforan.

The ~5-acre site is mixed use with a housing focus, with plans to add:

  • 425 condominium homes, 64 of which will be deeply affordable
  • A 41,890 sqft grocery store
  • 4,000 sqft of commercial space
  • 879 parking stalls

This project fits neatly with the community’s wishes for greater development in the transit corridor area around Caltrain, BART, and El Camino Real. The Mills Park site is part of the Transit Corridors Specific Plan area, approved by San Bruno City Council in 2013. In 2014, voters approved Measure N, the “Downtown and Transit Corridors Economic Enhancement Initiative”, which allows moderately taller buildings like this in the downtown area, close to transit.

We’re excited about this project’s ability to bring more homes to our area, especially so close to transit. Residents will have a lot of alternatives to driving, with easy access to many local businesses and a grocery store right downstairs. That’s a level of convenience many of us dream of!

Please join us in support of this project at the meeting.

And whether or not you can make it, please contact your local officials to show support — you can message council members here.

Want to learn more?

The City of San Bruno maintains a website for the project with a range of detailed documents describing the project, and all the studies and review done thus far.

In a nutshell, the proposed buildings range in height from one to five stories with the tallest portions at the maximum of 70 feet in height, with many building portions below this maximum. The buildings are divided into smaller components with articulated building setbacks and stepbacks.

The project has also been endorsed by our friends at the San Mateo Housing Leadership Council: