Pending Planning Projects

The information for pending projects includes a brief description, date filed, and status. Some projects include images/plans and other related documents for information only. If you have questions related to the proposed project, please give Jeannie Hamilton, City Planner, a call at (408) 354-7635.  To access the Site and Architectural Commission agenda, please click this link http://montesereno.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2


18240 Daves Avenue SU-10-01, SS-20-05, V-20-01

The proposed project, which includes a request for a Special Use Permit (SU-20-01), Site Development Permit (SS-20-05), and a Variance (V-20-01) for the construction of an approximate 489 square foot addition to the first floor and an approximate 819 square foot addition to the second floor of an existing two-story 3,360 square foot historic adobe home.  The proposed first floor addition encroaches approximately 19 inches to 4 feet into the required 15-foot side setback, and the proposed second floor addition encroaches approximately 34 inches to 5 feet 4 inches into the required 20-foot side setback.  

Date Filed: July 27, 2020

Status: Tentative Hearing Dates:  Site and Architectural Commission, October 7, 2020; Recommend Approval with Conditions

Agenda for Site and Architectural Commission Meeting on October 7, 2020 

                                                      City Council, TBD

Applicant Presentation 18240 Daves Avenue

Current Project Plans 18240 Daves Avenue

Line of Site Renderings 18240 Daves Avenue

Revised Floor Plans (September 16, 2020)


18061 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road TM-20-01

The proposed project is a Tentative Parcel Map for the subdivision of a 25,444 square foot lot into two (2) lots.  The proposal include a front lot with approximately 77 feet of frontage along Saratoga Los Gatos Road, measuring approximately 9,547 square feet, and a second lot to the rear with a 20 foot wide driveway corridor along Saratoga-Los Gatos Road to a rear parcel, measuring approximately 15,897 square feet (3,010 square feet dedicated to the driveway corridor).  The proposal includes the removal of up to nine (9) significant trees.

Date Filed:  September 3, 2020

Status:  Under Review

Applicant Statement

Proposed Tentative Map

Historic Report

Tree Inventory and Assessment



18081 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road Subdivision 




18041 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road Community Center/Room

This past spring, the City Council of Monte Sereno voted to consider the repurposing of the former 950 square foot U.S. Post Office Building, located at Monte Sereno City Hall, for use as a Community Center/Room.   This use is required to have a Use Permit approved by the City Council.  Below is a link to the proposed plans, which also accomplish many necessary ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) upgrades.

Status:  Under Review

Tentative Hearing Dates:  Site & Architectural Commission - November 4, 2020

                                          City Council - November 17, 2020

18041 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road Proposed Plans


17630 Daves Avenue  SS-20-09

The proposed project includes a request to allow a fence, within the side corner setback along Michael Lane, an increased height up to 6 feet where otherwise a 3-foot tall fence is allowed.  The proposed fence would be set in 7 feet from the existing curb.  

Date Filed:  November 2, 2020

Status:  Tentative Hearing Date for Site and Architectural Commission December 2, 2020, 7:00 pm

17630 Daves Avenue Site Plan

17630 Daves Avenue Proposed Landscaping


16005 Greenwood Lane