San Carlos, CA

2045 General Plan Reset (Underway)

Project Overview:
The City of San Carlos’ 2030 General Plan, a 20-year plan encompassing 2010 through 2030, is the City’s official policy document that guides new development and capital projects as San Carlos evolves and changes over the course of a 20-year time horizon. The City is preparing an update to the 2030 General Plan to reset the horizon year from 2030 to 2045 to accommodate continued interest in the development of new offices, restaurants, commercial uses and services, retail, industrial, and housing in the City. This update will also account for other long range planning initiatives, specifically the Downtown and Northeast Area Specific Plans, currently in progress.  The project will undergo an environmental assessment as per the requirement of the State of California’s Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”). 

This project was kicked off in July 2023, in partnership with a consultant team led by Placeworks, and is on schedule to be completed and adopted by the City Council in late spring 2025. 

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Project Documents 

Public Meetings 

June 17th Public Hearing on Scope of Environmental Review

The City released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) on June 3rd, 2024, inviting the community to attend a public hearing on the scope of the environmental review for the 2045 General Plan Reset project; this public hearing will be held at the Planning and Transportation Commission meeting on June 17th, 2024. This public hearing on June 17th, also referred to as a “Scoping Meeting” under CEQA, will be an opportunity for the community to learn more about the 2045 General Plan Reset project, and to share verbal comments regarding the impending environmental review.  Written comments on the scope of the environmental review will be accepted until 5:00 pm on July 3rd, 2024. 

Please click on the link below to access a copy of the notice, which includes specific instructions on how to submit written comments.
Notice of Preparation

Please check the link below for information on how to attend and provide comments at the June 17th Public Hearing:

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