New Massive Development Proposed for Neighboring Burlingame

South San Francisco, CA  February 8, 2023

Proposed for 1300 Bayshore Blvd in Burlingame CA


A local neighbor has recently posted on social media concerns of this new massive development

Massive 1.4 Million SF Bio-Tech office project is proposed in Burlingame next to Broadway/101/Caltrans (now Max’s Diner and vacant movie theater). This area is already a major traffic bottleneck and this project will severely worsen the congestion. This massive project will have 3 buildings each over 210 ft tall plus garages. We need to speak up against this crazy project at the next Planning Commission meeting on Monday Feb 13 at 7 PM.”

More information below:

The City of Burlingame has received an application for redevelopment of a 12 acre site with three, 11-story office/life science buildings totaling 1.42 million square feet at 1200-1340 Bayshore Highway, zoned BFC.  The project includes two, 10-story parking structures each with two levels of below grade parking.

Planning Commission Meeting – February 13, 2023
Design Review study meeting and Pre-Application Development Agreement study session
The Planning Commission will hold a Design Review study meeting and Pre-Application Development Agreement study session for the proposed project on Monday February 13, 2023. The proposed plans are provided below; the agenda, staff report and attachments will be published on Friday February 10, 2023.
Project Plans – Volume 1 (General, Site & Civil) 
Project Plans – Volume 2 (Landscaping, Shoreline Structures, Site Lighting)
Project Plans – Volume 3 (Buildings 1-3; South and North Parking Structures)

CEQA (Environmental Review) – CURRENTLY UNDERWAY
Notice of Preparation (NOP)

A Notice of Preparation (NOP) was published for the proposed project at 1200-1340 Bayshore Highway on August 12, 2022 and the comment period ended  September 12, 2022. Work on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is currently underway. It is anticipated that the draft EIR (DEIR) will be published in early 2023. Please check this project page for updates.
Notice of Preparation (NOP)

Planning Commission Meeting – Environmental Scoping / Notice of Preparation (NOP) – August 22, 2022 
The Planning Commission held an environmental scoping meeting on August 22, 2022 to solicit input from the public and agencies on specific topics they believe should be addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the redevelopment of a 12 acre site at 1200-1340 Bayshore Highway.  The staff report, attachments, project plans and link to the video of this meeting are provided below:
August 22, 2022 – Planning Commission Meeting (1 hr 38 min for start of this item)
Staff Report
Project Plans – Volume 1 (General, Site & Civil)
Project Plans – Volume 2 (Landscaping, Shoreline Structures, Site Lighting)
Project Plans – Volume 3 (Buildings, 1, 2 and 3; South Parking, North Parking)

The following are pertinent details regarding the proposed development:

Zoning: Bayfront Commercial (BFC)
Site Area: 12 acres  (merging 13 parcels)
Proposed Units or Square Footage (commercial):  1.46 million square feet (1,455,000 SF office/life science + 5,000 SF café/restaurant)
# of parking spaces:  3,525
Building Height(s):
Office/Life Science Buildings (3) – 11 stories (approximately 213’)
Parking Structures (2) – 10 stories (approximately 99’-104’)


Applicant of Record
Divco West
Virginia Calkins
(248) 961-5664

WRNS Studio
Ben K. Mickus, AIA
(415) 510-5538

Project Planner
Kelly Beggs, Contract Planner
(628) 222-5985

Catherine Keylon, Senior Planner

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7 months ago

Max’s of Burlingame is a staple of our community and should be a part of all future developments at this site, whether in their current location or in a new storefront. There are only two locations left in the Bay Area (and in the country.)

D Keen
D Keen
7 months ago

How will this affect the SSF WQCP? As SSF handles their effluent declaration and pumping to the Bay.