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Upon an application being deemed complete, the staff planner will schedule the development project application for review and consideration at an Architectural Review Board (ARB) meeting within 3-4 weeks.  ARB meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM.

The week prior to the scheduled ARB meeting the staff planner will prepare and complete a staff report to be distributed with an ARB packet to the ARB members (a copy of the ARB agenda is provided to the Planning Commission and City Council).  Typical reports discuss the project and any applicable ARB issues such as site plan design, parking lot lay-out, architectural building design and landscape plan design with recommendation issue/items to be discussed by the ARB.

At the ARB meeting members will discuss the development project and offer design recommendations and/or changes to be made by the applicant.  ARB may request that project revisions be made and come back to the ARB for Final Review, or if comments are minor, ARB will provide recommendations subject to final staff review and/or Planning Commission review and approval.

Upon receiving Final Architectural Review Board review, your project may proceed to Planning Commission. Learn more about the Architectural Review process.

 

 

 

 

  • If a request for a public hearing is received, or staff cannot support the applicant’s request, a public hearing before the Zoning Administrator will be scheduled. Zoning Administrator Hearings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 3:00 PM. in the City Council Chamber.
  • A required Public Hearing Notice of the Zoning Administrator meeting date is mailed out 10 days in advance to all property owners properties located within a 300-foot radius of the project.
  • The week prior to the scheduled Zoning Administrator meeting, the staff planner will prepare and complete a staff report to be distributed to the Zoning Administrator.  Typical reports discuss the project and any applicable issues such as Zoning and General Plan consistency, land use compatibility, neighborhood concerns, ARB issues, site plan and parking design, architectural building design and landscape plan design with recommendation issues/items to be considered by the Zoning Administrator.
  • At the Zoning Administrator meeting public testimony will be heard, the project issues discussed and recommendations and/or changes presented by the staff and/or the applicant.  The Zoning Administrator may request that project revisions be made and come back for final review and consideration, or if comments are minor, the ZA may conditionally approve the application subject to final staff review.
  • Typically, upon a motion being made by the Zoning Administrator of his/her intent to approve or deny a project staff will come back at the next meeting with a Zoning Order and conditions of approval (if recommended for approval).
  • An applicant or other interested party may within 10-days of the adoption of the Zoning Administrator Order either approving or denying the project may file an appeal of the decision with the City Clerk to the Planning Commission.
  • If no appeals are filed, the applicant may proceed to Site Development Permit/Grading Permit and Building Permit submittal and subsequently project construction.

 

 


  • Upon ARB recommendations being incorporated and the application and plans being deemed complete, and upon completion of required environmental review work the project is scheduled for a Planning Commission meeting.  Planning Commission meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.
  • A required Public Hearing Notice of Intent to Adopt an Initial Study/Negative Declaration is mailed out 20 or 30 days (30 days when State or Federal Agencies are notified) in advance of Planning Commission meeting to all properties located within a 300-foot radius of the project (a distance radius of 500-1,000 feet is often required for large or sensitive and telecommunication projects in San Ramon to provide greater public outreach).
  • If an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is required a Public Notice of Completion and Review is mailed out with a 45-day review and comment period.  A special meeting to review and receive comments from the public on an EIR, separate from the public hearing on the proposed project may occur by the Planning Commission.
  •  A required Public Notice of the Planning Commission meeting date is mailed out 10 days in advance to all properties located within a 300-foot radius of the project (a distance radius of 500-1,000 feet is often required for large or sensitive projects in San Ramon to provide greater public outreach).
  • Staff will schedule your project for review and comment with the necessary City committees or commissions to review and provide recommendations on your project to the Planning Commission.
  • The week prior to the scheduled Planning Commission meeting the staff planner will prepare and complete a staff report to be distributed with a Planning Commission packet to the Commission members  Typical reports discuss the project and any applicable Planning Commission issues such as Zoning and General Plan consistency, environmental issues land use compatibility, ARB issues, site plan and parking design, architectural building design and landscape plan design with recommendation issues/items to be discussed and considered by the Planning Commission.
  • At the Planning Commission meeting members will hear any public testimony, discuss the development project and issues and offer recommendations and/or changes to be made by the applicant.  The Commission may request that project revisions or further analysis be made and come back to them for final review and consideration, or if comments are minor, they may provide recommendations subject to final staff and/or ARB review and approval.
  • Typically, upon a motion being made by the Planning Commission of their intent to approve or deny a project staff will come back at the next meeting with a resolution and conditions of approval or denial.
  • An applicant or other interested party may within 10-days of the adoption of the Planning Commission resolution either approving or denying the project may file an appeal of the decision with the City Clerk to the City Council.
  • If no appeals are filed and if no City Council actions are required of the development project, the applicant may proceed to final architectural approval, if necessary, Site Development Permit/Grading Permit and/or Building Permit submittal and subsequently project construction.

 

 

 

  • If the development application is appealed or requires City Council review and approval (in the case of Zone Changes or General Plan Amendments) the project will be scheduled for a subsequent City Council meeting.  The City Council meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 PM.
  • A required Public Hearing Notice of the City Council meeting date is mailed out 10 days in advance of City Council meeting to all property owners located within a 300-foot radius of the project (a distance radius of 500-1,000 feet is often required for large or sensitive and telecommunication projects in San Ramon to provide greater public outreach).
  • The week prior to the scheduled City Council meeting the staff planner will prepare and complete a staff report to be distributed with a City Council packet to the Council members (copies of all Planning Commission staff reports, meeting minutes and information are provided to the City Council).  Typical reports focus on the Planning Commission issues or appeal issues with recommendation issue/items to be discussed and considered by the City Council.
  • At the City Council meeting members will hear any public testimony, discuss the development project and issues and offer recommendations and/or changes to be made by the applicant.  The Council may request that project revisions be made and come back to them for final review and consideration, or if comments are minor, they may provide recommendations subject to final staff, ARB and/or Planning Commission review and approval.
  • Typically, upon a motion being made by the City Council of their intent to approve or deny a project, staff will come back at the next meeting with a resolution and conditions of approval or upholding the Planning Commission decision or denying the appeal, etc… Typically, upon the City Council adoption of the resolution the action becomes effective immediately or within 30-days if a Zone change or a General Plan Amendment is involved.
  • The decision of the City Council is final, thus there are no appeals of the City Council’s decision.  An applicant or interested party wishing to contest the City Council decision would have to take legal action through the Court system.

 

 

 

 

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