James Walgren, Interim Planner and Community Development Director
Office (831) 623-4661
Fax (831) 623-4093

Planning & Building Applications

San Juan Bautista Standard Plans

San Juan Bautista 2035 General Plan

Latest Projects…

106 Third Street – Conditional Use permit for On-Site Sales of Alcoholic Beverages (Sean Fitzharris)

Details: The applicant is requesting a conditional use permit for on-site sales of alcoholic beverages at 106 Third Street for Brewery 25.

Conditional Use Permit Documents

301 Third Street – Conditional Use Permit for Medical Clinic (Mandisa Snodey) 

Details: The applicant is requesting a conditional use permit for a medical clinic at 301 Third Street.

Conditional Use Permit Documents

WY2M, Inc. Motor & Technology Center of Excellence – CONTINUED TO 08/01/17 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

City Staff recently received a packet of information from the County of San Benito Resource Management Agency, Planning and Building Inspection Services department regarding a “Motor & Technology Center of Excellence” project that is being proposed just outside of the City of San Juan Bautista (including one parcel in the City).  The project would involve the development of 550 acres into a “Formula One raceway with accommodating luxury features and home sites.”

The San Benito County Interagency Review Committee considered the proposal on June 15th, 2017, and provided the applicant with feedback on several potential areas of concern.  The Committee also directed the applicant to “formally engage the City of San Juan Bautista and its special service districts to see if such a proposal would be welcomed by them.”

Proposal Documents:

609 Third Street – Secondary Dwelling Unit Permit (Cara Vonk) – APPROVED

Details: The applicant is requesting site and design review for a Secondary Dwelling Unit permit application.  The applicant is proposing a 385 sq.ft. secondary dwelling unit on the rear portion of her 32’ x 212’ lot.  The unit will not be visible from the public right of way.  It is situated in a location which will preserve trees and minimize the visual impact on surrounding properties.

Secondary Dwelling Unit Permit Documents:

312-314 Third Street – Mixed-Use Development (Pat Garratt) – APPROVED

Details:  The applicant is requesting a site and design permit for two parcels situated at 312 and 314 Third Street. The applicant recently submitted an informal presentation to the Historic Resources Board for the proposed project. The applicant owns the two parcels at the location and is requesting site and design approval for both projects.

The project on each parcel will consist of two structures. Building “A” is a 20’-0” wide by 47’-6” long, 950 square feet in size, single story, wood framed, with a wood framed roof awing extending over the sidewalk.

The front exterior will be rustic wood board and battens with wood siding both horizontal and vertical in appearance. The wood siding will remain natural in color texture and appearance. The side and rear will be stucco.

Building “B” is a 20’-0” wide by 30’-0” long, 600 square feet in size, single story, wood framed structure. Building “B” will have stucco exterior wall with an architectural composition shingled roof.

Site and Design Review Permit Documents

322 Third Street – 18th Barrel Wine and Beer Tasting Establishment (Anthony and Monica Ramirez) – APPROVED

Details: The applicant is requesting an amendment to Conditional Use Permit 2017-33 for the use of an outdoor patio as an accessory use to a wine and beer tasting establishment at 322 Third Street to allow for the installation and operation of an outdoor pizza oven.  In addition, the project is located in the Historic District, so it is required to undergo review by the Historic Resources Board.

Site and Design Review Permit Documents

Conditional Use Permit Documents

107 Third Street – Richter’s Restaurant and Residential Unit (Greg & Christin Burda) – APPROVED

Details: The property is located in the Mixed Use zone in the Historic District with commercial uses (Anza House and Jardines) on both sides on Third Street and a residential property behind it.  The applicant is requesting Site and Design Review approval for a restaurant and bar on the first floor with a two bedroom/two bathroom residential unit on the second floor.  The proposed use would be a continuance of the previous use, which was an owner-occupied business.

1114 Third Street (Manuel Lopez) – APPROVED

Details: The applicant is requesting site and design review approval for a two story duplex situated on the vacant parcel at 1114 Third Street. The existing 0.1607 acre parcel was created by a minor land division on August 8th, 2006 by the Planning Commission. The minor subdivision fulfilled the conditions of approval by installing street improvements along Third Street including but not limited to curbs, gutters, sidewalks, pavement widening, water meters, fire hydrant and a driveway. The parcel proposed for the duplex has sat vacant since the parcel was created and last year the property owner constructed a stucco fence along the Third Street frontage of the property. In addition, the property owner constructed a retaining wall along the common property line between parcel 1 and 2. (See attached assessor parcel map.)

The proposed duplex conforms to the setbacks, height restrictions and lot coverage. The parcel is an R-2 zoning district, which allows multiple family housing. The exterior architecture features stucco siding with tile roofing. Landscaping in the front yard is drought tolerant shrubbery and plants. Drip irrigation is proposed throughout. There is no lawn or turf areas proposed.

Copperleaf Residential Development – APPROVED

The 12.52- acre Project is located on the north side of Old San Juan Hollister Road, about 300 feet east of the intersection with The Alameda/Salinas Grade Road, in the City of San Juan Bautista, California. State Highway 156 is adjacent to the Project’s northern boundary. There are two entrances to the Project from the Old San Juan Hollister Road. No site access will be available from State Highway 156.

The Copperleaf residential development will consist of 45 new single family residences and with an open space area that includes a drainage retention pond (Lot A). An existing municipal well will be relocated to the southeast corner of the site (Lot B). The homes will meet City R-1 zoning standards that include: minimum lot area (gross) – 7,000 square feet; density range of 0.50 to 5 dwelling units per acre; and building coverage of 40 percent and a floor to area ratio (FAR) of 0.45. In addition, the Project will include curbs, gutter, sidewalks, street trees, landscaping, and street lighting that will complement the other residential neighborhoods in the City. A masonry sound wall (height varies upon location) will be constructed along the Project’s northern boundary with SH 156. A public sidewalk will be provided along Old San Juan Hollister Road.

Final Map

Project Resolutions

Site and Design Review Documents

Project Attachments
1. Figures
2. Draft Vesting Tentative map (a)
2. Draft Vesting Tentative map (b)
3. Site Photographs
4. Air Quality & Greenhouse Gas Emissions
5. Biological Resources Assessment
6. 100-year Hydraulic Impact Assessment
7. Geotechnical Report
8. Seismic Report
9. Phase I and II Environmental Assessment
10. Noise Assesment
11. Traffic Report


Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared pursuant
to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) regarding the proposed
Rancho Vista Subdivision Project located at the north end of the City of
San Juan Bautista on the west side of the San Juan Highway.

Final Maps

Site and Design Review Documents

Other Project Documents

D’Ambrosio Vista Development

D’Ambrosio Vista, a planned unit development housing complex consists of 27 units, situated on 4.96 acres at the west end of Third Street.

D’Ambrosio Vista MND

Newly Adopted Sign Ordinance

Review the newly adopted SIGN ORDINANCE.

On April 21, 2015, the City Council adopted its final sign ordinance. The City encourages merchants to review this ordinance prior to making signs to promote businesses. See also:

Service Station, Convenience Store, and Quick Serve Restaurant

Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial study prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) regarding the fuel station, convenience store, and quick serve at 404-408 The Alameda.

Notice of Intent to Adopt Initial Study and MNDrevised


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