North Business Park Specific Plan
In October of 2009, the City Council contracted with The Arroyo Group to prepare a study on the potential for improvements to development within the Business Park Area north of the 101 Freeway and west of Lindero Canyon Road. The City Council also created an Ad-hoc Committee to work with The Arroyo Group. The study evaluated a number of technical areas, including real estate valuation, economic viability, land use compatibility, infrastructure adequacy, landscape and open space considerations, and parking and traffic constraints.
A series of meetings in 2010 and 2011 were held with a variety of stakeholders, including property owners in the area, commercial real estate professionals, and representatives of homeowners associations within the City. These meetings were instrumental in obtaining input into possible directions that future development could take. In response, The Arroyo Group and the City Council's Ad-hoc Committee developed a number of potential development alternatives for consideration.
In May of 2011, the Ad-hoc Committee recommended a preferred development alternative to the City Council, at which time the City Council directed staff and The Arroyo Group to proceed with preparation of a Specific Plan utilizing the preferred development concept. However, in 2014, the Planning Department put this plan on hold as traffic studies in the Draft Environmental Impact Report indicated that the preferred development alternative would result in unacceptable traffic impacts. Various alternative mitigation methods were investigated until an alternative plan with greatly reduced traffic impacts was arrived at in 2017. In 2018, Civic Solutions was brought on board to revise the plan document, and and PSOMAS was brought on to prepare a revised EIR.
The revised Specific Plan document and Draft Environmental Impact Report are expected to be posted for public review on or about March 29, 2019. A link to these documents will be posted on this page.
A 45-day review period will start on the posting date. A public hearing on the project is expected in June.
Questions regarding the Specific Plan, the Environmental Impact Report, and the process for review of these documents, may be directed to the Planning Department.