Sherwin-Williams Mixed Use Project


Project Description

The City is currently processing an application for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) on the former Sherwin Williams paint factory site. The site is an irregularly-shaped property located north of Sherwin Avenue, between Horton Street and the Union Pacific railroad right-of-way.  The project site includes two parcels: one owned by Sherwin-Williams (8.59 acres) and one owned by the City of Emeryville as Successor Agency to the Emeryville Redevelopment Agency (1.46 acres). 

The proposed project would divide the project site into new parcels and roadways and construct a mixed-used development. The project would include a total of 621,000 square feet of residential space (540 units) and 94,600 square feet of commercial space. In addition to a park and open space, the project would also include a children’s playground, an adult fitness space, and a central green within Hubbard Circle. Ground level uses would include common space and commercial/retail uses. 

The project applicant is proposing two potential development options (Option A and Option B) that include the same level of total development. 

  • Table 1 provides a summary of the development under both options.
  • Click here for current project plans.

Study Sessions and Public Hearings

  • The Planning Commission held a study session on October 24, 2013. Click here for the staff report and plans. 
  • The City Council held study session on December 2, 2013. Click here for the staff report and plans.
  • A second study session was held by the City Council on January 20, 2015. Click here for the staff report and plans.

CEQA Review

An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared for the project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). A Notice of Preparation was issued on December 16, 2014 with the 45-day comment period ending on January 30, 2015. A Notice of Availability was issued on January 8, 2016 with a 60-day comment period ending on March 8, 2016. 
For a copy of the complete Draft EIR (DEIR), click here.

For individual chapters of the DEIR see below:
      Cover and Table of Contents
      Chapter I: Introduction
      Chapter II: Summary
      Chapter III: Project Description
      Chapter IV: Setting, Impacts, and Mitigation Measures
      Chapter V: Planning Policy
      Chapter VI: Alternatives
      Chapter VII: CEQA
      Chapter VIII: Report Preparation

      Appendix A: NOP and Scoping Comments
      Appendix B: Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA)
      Appendix C: Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data
      Appendix D: Noise Modeling Data
      Appendix E: Water Supply Assessment Response Letter From EBMUD, May 13, 2015
For a copy of the documents referenced in the DEIR by Sections:
      Project Description
      Population, Housing and Employment
      Transportation and Circulation
      Air Quality 
      Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      Geology, Soils and Seismicity
      Hydrology and Water Quality
      Hazards and Hazardous Materials
            EKI, 2006. UPRRParcelD-Phase1
            EKI, 2009. UPRRParcelD-FinalDraft
      Cultural Resources
      Public Services and Recreation
      Utilities and Infrastructure
      Visual Resources
 Notice of Availability of the Response to Comments (RTC) to the DEIR for the Sherwin-Williams Project EIR

 Sherwin-Williams Development Project Response to Comments Document
Comments and/or questions can be mailed or emailed to Miroo Desai, 1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608;