Sherwin-Williams Mixed Use Project


Project Description

On October 18, 2016 the City Council approved a Planned Unit Development (PUD) and a Preliminary Development Plan for the former Sherwin Williams paint factory site. 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 10.05 acre project site will be divided into five development parcels that will accommodate 500 rental residential units in four new buildings; 74,000 square feet of office space within the existing "Building 1-31" (former Sherwin-Williams office building); a minimum or 2,000 square feet and a maximum of 8,000 square feet of ground floor retail/restaurant space; a 2,000 square foot community gallery and meeting room space; and associated structured parking. The project will also create approximately 3.53 acres of public park/open space area and two new streets: a Hubbard Street extension and 46th Street. 
Approved PUD/PDP Plans
Conditions of Approval for PUD/PDP
Signed Ordinance

CEQA Review

An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was 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 a copy of the Response to Comments (RTC), 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

Final Development Plan (FDP) Permits

     Approved Open Space and Park FDP Plans
     Approved New Building FDP Plans (Combined)
     Approved New Building B-1 FDP Plans
     Approved New Building B-2 FDP Plans
     Approved New Building C FDP Plans
     Approved New Building D FDP Plans

     Conditions of Approvals for Open Space and Park FDP
     Conditions of Approvals for New Building FDP

Subdivision Plans

     Approved Tentative Map Plans
     Conditions of Approval for Tentative Map

Current Status

The Building Division is currently (winter-spring 2019) processing grading permit applications and building permit applications for the four new buildings within the Sherwin-Williams PUD/PDP development.

For more information please contact Senior Planner, Miroo Desai, at 510-596-3785 or

Page last updated January 2019.