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File #: 18-0453   
Type: Information Only Status: Information Only
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 5/8/2018
Title: Study Session Summary of April 24, 2018 - El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan - Presentation of Preliminary Development Standards/Design Guidelines
Title
Study Session Summary of April 24, 2018 - El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan - Presentation of Preliminary Development Standards/Design Guidelines

Summary
Call to Order:
Vice Mayor Klein called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

City Councilmembers Present:
Mayor Glenn Hendricks
Vice Mayor Larry Klein
Councilmember Jim Griffith
Councilmember Gustav Larsson
Councilmember Nancy Smith
Councilmember Russ Melton
Councilmember Michael S. Goldman

City Councilmembers Absent:
None

Study Session Summary:
Assistant Director of Community Development, Andrew Miner, gave a presentation including: the project background; summary of the most recent El Camino Real Plan Advisory Committee discussion; conceptual development standards; and potential concepts that will be addressed in the Design Guidelines.

Comments provided by the City Council:
* Establish maximum height requirements.
* Create an aggressive incentive program.
* Allow 100% residential development projects only when associated with a significant number of below market rate units.
* El Camino Real is a retail-first corridor and focus should be on the retail and service industry.
* Pay close attention to development standards in relation to where parking will be located; concerns expressed about too much parking out front as well as too much parking adjacent to single-family residences.
* Support for the step-back and daylight plane concepts, and would like to understand this concept further with specific examples.
* Consider alternate name for Three Points Neighborhood.
* Increasing density and growth on El Camino Real should be created in conjunction with increases in transit and safe bicycle/pedestrian facilities.
* Explore turn-outs for bus stop areas.
* Support for activation of El Camino Real with wide sidewalks and gathering spaces.
* Support for the concept that each node/segment will have a maximum number of units within that area, and sharing between areas will not be allowed.
* Concern ove...

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