Why do we need a Specific Plan? Aren't things fine as they are?
By having a specific plan, we as a community can control our future based on positive changes the community would like to see. Many of the previous zoning rules were several decades old, and didn't necessarily reflect community values or modern opportunities and challenges. The plan addresses long-standing concerns people have with the El Camino corridor - parking, blight, pedestrian access, traffic, and vacancies. It also addresses concerns people have with downtown - parking, pedestrian access, inviting community spaces, and increased vibrancy. At the same time, the plan maintains and enhances what we value most about these areas.

We want our future choices to include information about impacts (both positive and negative) so we can make informed decisions about the area as a whole, not as individual projects are proposed and we want to ensure public investment successfully leverages private investment and results in improved prosperity for the community overall. A specific plan helps achieve these important goals.

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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?