Proposed Palm Villas Saratoga Project

Proposed Project Description

The Palm Villas Saratoga project is a Design Review and Conditional Use Permit application to construct and operate a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly on Saratoga Creek Drive off Cox Avenue.  The project would construct two buildings on two adjacent lots that would be designed to function as a single complex, containing a combined total of 78 beds. The first building would be for individuals with mild stage Alzheimer’s/Dementia and the second for individuals with advanced stage Alzheimer’s/Dementia. The proposed project also includes related support functions (such as food service, pharmacy, laundry, administration, etc.), 48 parking spaces, landscaping (including removal of some trees), utility connections, and an extension of Saratoga Creek Drive.

Palm Villas Saratoga Proposed BuildingPalm Villas Saratoga Map


Application Submitted to the CityCompleted
City Review of Application and Request for Additional InformationCompleted
Application Deemed CompleteCompleted
Environmental Review InitiatedCompleted
Public Scoping HearingCompleted
Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Prepared by Environmental ConsultantCompleted
Draft EIR Released for Public ReviewAvailable in Project Documents Section Below
Draft EIR Community MeetingThursday, February 27, 2020
Comments on Draft EIR DueMarch 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Planning Commission Study SessionJuly 7, 2020
Final EIR Prepared and Response to Public CommentsAvailable in Project Documents Section Below
Planning Commission Site VisitSeptember 8, 2020
Planning Commission Public HearingSeptember 9, 2020
City Council Site VisitNovember 2, 2020
City Council Public Hearing
(Item was continued to November 18)
November 4, 2020
City Council Public HearingNovember 18, 2020

Project Documents and Process

California Environmental Quality Act

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a statewide policy of environmental protection that helps guide the approval of proposed projects. CEQA requires agencies to identify potential significant environmental impacts of proposed projects and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if possible.

As part of this process, a Public Scoping Meeting was held on February 26, 2019 to share information about the proposed Palm Villas Saratoga project and gather feedback from the community. 

Draft Environmental Impact Report

The Draft Environmental Impact Report was released for review on January 31, 2020. Printed copies were made available at the Community Development Department (13777 Fruitvale Avenue) and the Saratoga Library (13650 Saratoga Avenue).

Final Environmental Impact Report

The Final Environmental Impact Report is now available online, and a printed copy is available for review at the Community Development Department Planning Counter (13777 Fruitvale Avenue).