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 is a Site Development Permit, Special Use Permit, and Variance request, which includes a first and second floor addition to an existing historic single-family residence. The variance is to the side setback at both the first and second floor. The proposal includes a net increase of 896 square feet on the first floor and 919 square feet on the second floor. Of the proposed square footage additions, 239 square feet encroaches into the 15-foot first floor side setback and 189 square feet into the second floor 20-foot side setback. This project is a re-submittal of a previous request with modifications to the prior proposal.

Date Filed: July 27, 2020

Status: Tentative Hearing Dates:  Site and Architectural Commission, October 7, 2020

                                                      City Council, October 2020

Applicant Presentation 18240 Daves Avenue

Project Plans 18240 Daves Avenue

Line of Site Renderings 18240 Daves Avenue

Revised Floor Plans (September 16, 2020)


16333 Alexander Avenue SS-20-06

The proposed project includes an approximate 130 square foot addition to the ground floor at the front of the existing two-story home with a second story 130 square foot addition above it.  The project also includes a 436 square foot addition to the ground floor at the rear of the home.  The project does include the conversion of 250 square feet of existing floor area on the first floor at the back of the home to a Junior Accessory Dwelling unit which is not subject to review by Site & Architectural Commission.  No significant trees are proposed to be removed as part of this application.

Date Filed:  August 3, 2020

Status:  Approved

16333 Alexander Avenue Plans


17703 Blanchard Drive TR-20-04

The proposed project is a Tree Removal Request to remove three (3) significant trees, including one (1) Oak tree of unknown variety that is 38 inches in circumference and is a volunteer from a neighboring property; one (1) Liquid Amber tree that is 38 inches in circumference; and one (1) redwood tree 51 inches in circumference on the Vineland frontage, 15 feet from the house foundation.  The Liquid Amber and Oak tree are in the small front yard area along Blanchard Drive and competing for space with the much larger Redwood trees.

Date Submitted: August 5, 2020

Status:  Approved

17703 Blanchard Drive Trees Along Street

17703 Blanchard Drive Individual Tree Pictures


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 (see link below)

https://cityofmontesereno.org/2270/18081-Saratoga-Los-Gatos-Road-Subdivision