Laserfiche WebLink
THE CITY OF 26 <br /> ;; :iii ::;::rl'r=i;::: CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br /> pLEASANTON, <br /> April 16, 2019 <br /> Community Development <br /> Planning Division <br /> TITLE: DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN UPDATE: PROVIDE POLICY DIRECTION <br /> TO STAFF AND THE DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN TASK FORCE ON <br /> FIVE TOPICS <br /> SUMMARY <br /> The Downtown Specific Plan Update has been underway since January 2017, including <br /> work with an appointed Task Force over the past two years to guide the development of <br /> the update. A draft Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) was released for public review and <br /> comment in November 2018, reflecting the input and direction of the Task Force, <br /> Planning Commission, and City Council. On February 26, 2019, following public <br /> outreach with various City Boards and Commissions and other stakeholder groups, the <br /> Task Force considered and provided additional direction on five topic areas including: <br /> massage regulations, the active ground-floor overlay, ground-floor residential in <br /> commercial and mixed-use districts, land use discrepancies, and development <br /> standards (i.e., height and floor area ratio (FAR) limitations). Some of these <br /> recommendations differed from the policy direction previously endorsed by the Task <br /> Force and reflected in the November 2018 draft DSP. At this point in the update <br /> process, staff is requesting policy direction from the City Council before the DSP is <br /> presented to the Planning Commission and City Council for review and adoption. <br /> RECOMMENDATION <br /> Provide policy direction to staff and the Downtown Specific Plan Task Force on five <br /> Downtown Specific Plan topics. <br /> FISCAL IMPACT <br /> The cost to prepare the DSP Update, including any policies that might be modified as <br /> the result of the City Council's direction, and accompanying Environmental Impact <br /> Report, has been funded as part of past and current fiscal year budgets. No additional <br /> fiscal impact is anticipated as a result of this direction. <br />