El Camino Real and Downtown Specific Plan

Current status (March 2019)


The City Council approval of the Specific Plan and related actions took place in June 2012 and became effective one month later. Several modest modifications were approved in 2014, and are reflected in the Specific Plan links to the right. The City Council will review the Specific Plan on March 12, 2019 (staff report).

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.

Oversight and outreach committee


Phase II was aided by a task force, the Specific Plan Oversight and Outreach Committee ("the Committee"), which was charged with the following primary tasks:
  1. Provide advisory input and recommendations to the consultant and staff regarding the outreach process and concept plans (i.e. alternatives) and programs; and
  2. Reach out to other community members and help bring them into the broader planning process through participation in the Community Workshops and other planning activities.

Committee members and affiliations

The following are Outreach Committee members and their affiliations:
  • Bicycle Commission: Bud Kohn (formerly John Fox)
  • Environmental Quality Commission: Douglas Scott
  • Housing Commission: Patty Boyle (formerly Elizabeth Lazensky)
  • Parks and Recreation Commission: Kristi Breisch
  • Planning Commission: Henry Riggs
  • Transportation Commission: Charlie Bourne (formerly Reginald Rice)
  • El Camino Real/Downtown Area Resident: Elizabeth Weiss
  • El Camino Real/Downtown Area Resident: Vacant (formerly Todd Temple)
  • El Camino Real/Downtown Area Resident: Vacant (formerly Tom Hilligoss)
  • At-Large: Vincent Bressler
  • At-Large: Charles Catalano
  • At-Large: Ben Eiref
  • At-Large: J. Michael Gullard
  • At-Large: Clark Kepler
  • Chamber of Commerce - Business Owner: Rick Ciardella
  • Chamber of Commerce - Property Owner: Bill Frimel
  • Development Community: Jeff Warmoth
  • Stanford University: Steve Elliott