Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) - Millbrae

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Project Description

Republic Urban Partners is proposing to develop a mixed-use Transit-Oriented Development that will consist of four buildings on 9.5 acres.  The development will be located on BART property adjacent to Millbrae Station in the City of Millbrae.

One building will be six stories with  approximately150,000 square feet of office use and 23,000 sq. ft. of retail on the ground floor.  There is also a 164-room, 5-story hotel proposed with approximately 8,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail.  There are two residential buildings proposed.  One is a 5-story building with 80 affordable units and the other is a 7-story building with 320 market rate units and approximately 14,000 square feet of retail. 

Affordable Housing

BART’s Board of Directors approved an affordable housing policy  in 2016, requiring a minimum of 20% of units produced through BART TOD projects be affordable.

The affordable housing component of the Millbrae Gateway project will be for veterans with household incomes at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (considered “low income”).  Given the Bay Area’s high cost of housing and living, affordable housing located at transit stations is a regional priority as identified in Plan Bay Area, the region’s Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. 

Gateway at Millbrae Site Plan

Gateway at Millbrae Site Plan (download pdf of full plan)

Project Status - Final Environmental Documents Now Available for Review

The Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan (MSASP) Update, and two transit-oriented development (TOD) projects within the Millbrae Station Area, is available for review.  The Millbrae Gateway project is identified in the Final EIR as the TOD #2 Project. The City of Millbrae is the lead agency for the environmental review pursuant to CEQA and BART is considered the “responsible” agency. As a responsible agency, BART must consider the Final EIR prepared by the City and reach its own conclusions regarding the adequacy of those portions of the EIR relating to the TOD #2 Project. The BART Board will consider these documents at its regular December 6, 2018 meeting. 

Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan Final EIR (8 MB PDF)

Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan Final EIR Appendices (32 MB PDF)

Attachment A: Findings Related to Specific Impacts and Alternatives for TOD #2 (<1 MB PDF)

Attachment C: Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (1.2 MB PDF)


For more information on the  project please visit the City of Millbrae website or Republic, the developer's website.