On July 22, 2014, the San Bruno City Council adopted a resolution placing an initiative measure before San Bruno voters on the November 4, 2014 ballot to implement the San Bruno Transit Corridors Plan (TCP). If approved by the voters, the measure, to be referred to as the Downtown and Transit Corridors Economic Enhancement Initiative, would revise development policies that hinder the present and future economic development needs of the City. The measure would require a simple majority vote for passage, and would apply only to property within the TCP Area, and nowhere else in the City. Below is the ballot question that San Bruno voters will be asked to decide: “To stimulate economic enhancement only in San Bruno’s Transit Corridors … READ MORE
Full implementation of the Transit Corridors Plan requires changing certain development restrictions of City Ordinance 1284 that discourage private investment and redevelopment in the TCP area. The TCP was created to promote economic enhancement of commercial corridors and promote private investment within about a one half mile radius of the new Caltrain Station. Amending Ordinance 1284 requires approval by a majority of the voters of the City of San Bruno in a citywide election. The City Council will consider presenting a ballot measure to let San Bruno voters decide whether new height restrictions, increased density on certain residentially zoned parcels and above ground multi-story parking structures should be allowed solely within the Transit Corridors Plan area. The City Council will hold a public … READ MORE
The San Bruno City Council has scheduled a Study Session to discuss the next steps to move forward with implementation of the San Bruno Transit Corridors Plan (TCP), which was adopted on February 12, 2013. The TCP is a policy document designed to promote economic enhancement of commercial corridors within about one half mile radius of the new San Bruno Avenue Caltrain Station. The TCP establishes design guidelines and development standards to encourage quality appropriate residential and commercial development and encourage private investment. In order to fully implement the TCP, an important next step, and focus of the Study Session, will be for the City Council to consider placing a measure on the November 2014 ballot that would ask San … READ MORE
The City of San Bruno is in the process of updating its Housing Element of the General Plan as required by State housing law. State law requires each city and county to update the housing element approximately every five years, subject to detailed statutory requirements and mandatory review by a State agency (Department of Housing and Community Development). The planning period for the updated Housing Element is 2014-2022.
The City Council approved the Transit Corridors Plan in February 2013 and the Plan guidelines and policies are now the legal basis for evaluating the design of individual development projects within the Transit Corridors Area. However, several additional actions are necessary to fully implement the Transit Corridors Plan. The two most important future actions will be to complete the update of the City’s zoning code and provide San Bruno residents with the opportunity to decide whether to allow taller buildings within the Transit Corridors Area. The new zoning code will provide a comprehensive update of development regulations, including defining standards for mixed use development and revising parking rules within the Transit Corridors Area based on best practices for transit oriented development. The City Council has directed staff to explore options for a public vote … READ MORE
On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the City Council adopted the Transit Corridors Plan (TCP), Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and proposed General Plan amendments. The Plan recommends allowing taller buildings which will require voter approval that could occur in a citywide election at a future date. City Council Staff Report (28 MB) Proposed Revisions to the Draft Plan Mixed-Use to Res Transition Measures
Join City staff to discuss the Transit Corridors Plan and any questions that you might have. This is an open house and staff will be available to speak from 6 PM until 8 PM. If you have questions and can’t attend, call us at (650) 616-7074. Thanks!
On November 20, 2012 at 7pm, the Planning Commission will review the Transit Corridors Plan and Environmental Impact Report in a public hearing. The public is encouraged to attend and learn more about this multi-year community process. The meeting staff report will be available here on Friday, November 16, 2012.
On Wednesday, October 10, the City Council and Planning Commission will be meeting to review the Transit Corridors Plan (TCP). The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Plan and the findings of the environmental review. The public is welcome to attend. There will be multiple public hearings in the coming months, and you will receive notices 10 days before those hearings. The City of San Bruno has been working on the Plan with the aim of revitalizing important commercial corridors in the older parts of the city. At the end of August, we sent you a letter and list of frequently asked questions about the Plan. Since then, we have heard from several residents and property owners. … READ MORE
Since the Transit Corridors Plan Question and Answer flyer that was mailed a week ago, the Planning Division has received many calls and personal visits at City Hall. The interaction between residents and staff has been excellent and we really appreciate your interest in the Transit Corridors Plan! One of the most common questions from residents and property owners has been whether this plan allows for Eminent Domain or property takings. Eminent Domain IS NOT proposed under the Transit Corridors Plan (TCP). The TCP is simply a zoning change to allow property owners to have a mix of commercial space and housing IF they chose to do so. Any new project proposal will be reviewed through a public process and … READ MORE