KLA Tencor requests a conditional use permit to build three structures at its campus at 1 Technology Drive, near Route 237, in Milpitas. Photo by Ian Bauer
The Milpitas Planning Commission Subcommittee on Wednesday is scheduled to review requests for a new mixed-use development in the northern part of town as well as a high-tech company’s plan to install new structures on its campus near state Route 237.
The panel is set to review Marlene Mao’s application for site development and conditional use permits to construct a 14,999-square-foot mixed-use project on a .37-acre at 1880 N. Milpitas Blvd.
The project consists of 2,335 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and a 4,282-square-foot dental office on the second floor. Three residential units would be located on the third floor.
If approved, the project would fill a long vacant site that formerly housed a fish and chips restaurant and Mao’s dental office in a one-story building that was gutted by fire in 2005. Mao subsequently moved her dentist office to 40 N. Park Victoria Drive.
Four years after the fire, the Milpitas Planning Commission tabled Mao’s proposal to build a three-story, 13,040-square-foot building of either residential or office space at the 1880 N. Milpitas Blvd. site. City staff indicated at the time that Mao was not able receive financing for the project, in part because of the economic downturn.
In 2009, the city granted a demolition permit that allowed the vacant building to be torn down.
Other projects the commission is scheduled to review Wednesday include:
- KLA Tencor’s request for a conditional use permit to build three structures at its campus at 1 Technology Drive, near Route 237. City staff says two structures would be liquid nitrogen storage tanks, each 38 feet in height. The third tank would be a 58-foot-tall cold box distillation column associated with the liquid nitrogen tanks.
- Executive Inn’s request to install two internally illuminated double-faced free standing signs on its property at 95 Dempsey Road. One sign would be 12.5 feet in height and the other 20 feet. The signs would replace a 5-foot-8-inch-tall sign and a 24-foot-tall sign at the inn.
- Fortunes Chinese Restaurant’s request for a permit for ancillary beer and wine sales at its eatery at 1235 E. Calaveras Blvd. .
The subcommittee meeting is expected to begin at 6:30 p.m. June 28 inside city hall’s first-floor meeting room, 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas.