Plans and Standards
The City is currently creating a new plan for Downtown which will build upon what’s best and most loved about Downtown San Carlos, and take a close look at what needs updating or changing.
Learn more about the Downtown Specific Plan
East Side Innovation District Vision Plan (Approved in 2021)
This Plan sets the vision and standards for southeast San Carlos as a well-connected, multi-modal neighborhood with a mix of uses that integrates existing businesses with new science and technology uses, and a rich array of community amenities for a more resilient and inclusive future. This Plan is intended for anyone proposing changes to private property, public right-of-way, or other infrastructure/utilities in the area.Learn more about the East Side Vision Plan
The General Plan establishes goals, policies, and actions that will guide growth and change in our city to the year 2030.
View General Plan
Northeast Area Specific Plan (Underway)
Recognizing that change is occurring in northeast San Carlos, the City is developing this Specific Plan which will thoughtfully plan for change in the northeast area in a way that supports existing and new businesses, people, and the overall community.
Learn more about the Northeast Area Specific Plan
Objective Design Standards (Underway)
As required by State Law, the City is preparing Objective Design Standards (ODS) that will be applicable to all future residential developments (single-family, multi-family, and mixed-use projects). The goal is to establish measurable standards for all future residential developments to provide efficiency, transparency, and predictability.
View the Objective Design Standards
Parks Master Plan (Underway)
The City's Parks Master Plan provides a long-term vision for the San Carlos park system, and creates a plan of action to implement priority improvements.
Learn more about the Parks Master Plan
Protected Tree Ordinance
Learn about the Protected Tree Ordinance