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(Updated October 1, 2014) The Council approvals of the Specific Plan and related actions took place in June 2012, and became effective 1 month later. The final Specific Plan is available below, and the Final EIR is available on the EIR subpage. New development proposals in the Plan area are required to adhere to the Specific Plan regulations. In addition, the city is considering implementation of public space improvements on an ongoing basis through the 5-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) process.
In fall 2013, the Planning Commission and City Council conducted the required one-year review of the Specific Plan, taking place over five meetings in September through November. The City Council ultimately directed a number of changes, including a limit on the absolute square footage of medical offices for El Camino Real parcels, and several text edits to clarify policy intentions. For more information, please see the summary of the Council's November 2013 direction. The Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval of the amendments on October 6, 2014 (staff report). The City Council considered the Planning Commission's recommendation at a special meeting on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (staff report). The amendments are effective, and the Specific Plan documents to the right have been updated.
The Planning Commission and City Council's review was informed by the following environmental review documents:
In addition, the Transportation Division is conducting a related project, the El Camino Real Corridor Study. This project will review potential transportation and safety improvements to El Camino Real between Sand Hill Road and Encinal Avenue.
Fiscal Impact Analysis
The project FIAs were originally released on August 16, 2011 and have informed the Planning Commission and City Council's review. The FIAs supplement fiscal analysis conducted throughout the planning process.