What is a Specific Plan, anyway?
A specific plan is a comprehensive, action-oriented set of rules for a specific geographic area. For Menlo Park, the El Camino Real / Downtown Specific Plan sets the direction for the heart of the city over the coming decades. It builds on the successful 2007-2008 Vision Plan process, which established twelve key goals. The Specific Plan defines what our community desires for its future by regulating land use and defining other aspects of possible future public and private development.

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1. What is a Specific Plan, anyway?
2. Why do we need a Specific Plan? Aren't things fine as they are?
3. How has the community been involved in the process?
4. How will development occur now that the Specific Plan has been approved?
5. How does the Plan support the Farmer's Market and other important community activities?
6. Why does the Plan include both El Camino Real and downtown?