On June 16, 2015, the City Council approved the Irvington BART Station Study Area General Plan Amendment to form a study area of the properties around the future Irvington BART station. This property is included in that study area and any development of it before the study area is complete will require a General Plan Amendment to remove the study area designation from the site. June 16, 2015 City Council Agenda
9/30/2015 Email from Planning Manager Kristie Wheeler:
"The City received an application for development of 31 residential units at 41868 Osgood Road on June 30, 2015. Entitlements include a Tentative Tract Map and Discretionary Design Review Permit. Because the City adopted a General Plan Amendment to create a study area for the Irvington BART Station, which affects the subject property, the application will not be processed as usual. To proceed, a General Plan Amendment will be required to remove the study area designation from the site and, thus, the application that we've received is not subject to the Permit Streamlining Act (the Permit Streamlining Act was enacted in 1977 in order to expedite the processing of permits for development projects [refer Government Code § 65921 if you're interested in learning more]).
The City has provided the developer with an incompleteness letter and will coordinate with him on the conceptual planning for the future station, which we anticipate will be complete in spring 2016."