Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Specific Plan?
A Specific Plan is intended to be a tool for developers, property owners, City staff and decision makers by providing strong and clear policies, development standards, and a vision that guides land use decisions, infrastructure improvements, design, and economic development activities in the project area. A Specific Plan should remove constraints to efficient development and encourage desired patterns of activity, land uses and development types.
What does 'Complete Streets' mean?
There is no singular design prescription for Complete Streets; each one is unique and responds to its community context. A complete street may include: sidewalks, bike lanes (or wide paved shoulders), special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public transportation stops, frequent and safe crossing opportunities, median islands, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, narrower travel lanes, roundabouts, and more.
Changing policy to routinely include the needs of people on foot, public transportation, and bicycles makes walking, bicycling, riding buses and trains safer and easier. People of all ages and abilities have more options when traveling to work, to school, to the grocery store, and to visit friends and family. Making these travel choices more convenient, attractive, and safe means people do not need to rely solely on automobiles. They can replace congestion-clogged trips in their cars with swift bus rides or heart-healthy bicycle trips. Complete Streets improves the efficiency and capacity of existing roads too, by moving more people in the same amount of space. Getting more productivity out of the existing road and public transportation systems is vital to reducing congestion. Source: Smart Growth America, National Complete Streets Coalition
Has the City already made a final decision about changing the zoning designations?
How could a change in zoning designation affect the value of my property?
How is this project being funded?
- Improve air and water quality
- Protect natural resources and agriculture lands
- Increase the availability of affordable housing
- Promote public health
- Improve transportation
- Encourage greater infill and compact development
- Revitalize community and urban centers
- Assist state and local entities in the planning of sustainable communities and meeting AB 32 goals