The purpose of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is to inform decision-makers and the public of the environmental effects of a proposed project that an agency may approve. The EIR process is intended to provide information sufficient to evaluate a project and its potential for significant impacts on the environment, to examine methods of avoiding or reducing adverse impacts, and to consider alternatives to the project.
As proposed, the project would demolish the existing buildings and construct two buildings (a senior care building and a condominium building). The condominium building would be seven stories tall (79 feet to the top of the parapet) with up to 61 dwelling units. Up to 6,000 square feet of ground floor retail would be located within the condominium building along West San Carlos Street. The senior care building would be five stories tall (59 feet to the top of the parapet) with up to 79 memory care and 78 assisted living beds for a total of 157 senior care beds. Parking would be located on the ground level for the senior care building, and with additional parking for residents in the basement of the proposed buildings. A central courtyard would be located between the two buildings.