The California Avenue Area Concept Plan weaves together a variety of prior planning initiatives for the area, including Caltrain station area development regulations, streetscape improvements, a design guidelines update, designation as a Priority Development Area, and a rail corridor study, together in a unified vision to guide future change while preserving and enhancing the quality of life in nearby residential neighborhoods. Developed on the basis of public input received during a series of four community meetings between 2010 and 2012, the Concept Plan generally maintains existing Comprehensive Plan land use designations.
Policies and Programs for California Avenue
- Incentivizing mixed-use development and requiring active uses on the ground floor of buildings.
- Supporting development of a hotel and associated hospitality uses in proximity to transit.
- Working with employers and transit agencies to encourage transit use.
Policies and Programs for Park Boulevard
- Adopting a Technology Corridor Overlay and determining incentives to encourage smaller, technology-related firms.
- Studying safety for cyclists and pedestrians along Park Boulevard and alternative routes, and incorporating additional recommendations for improvements into the BPTP.
Policies and Programs for the Fry’s Site
- Encouraging mixed-use development at the higher end of the allowed density range.
- Coordinating site planning and outreach to improve the relationship of the site to its surroundings.
- Requiring a minimum of 20% of the total square footage on the Fry’s site be residential.