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Previous Versions

May 2011 Planning Commission Draft of the Downtown Area Plan:

Downtown Area Plan Draft May 2011, with September 7, 2011 revisions (.pdf) 

2010 Planning Commission Recommendations, Rescinded DAP (2009), Planning Commission Recommendations (2009), and DAPAC Recommendations (2007)

Previous versions of the Downtown Area Plan (DAP) are provided here as background information.  City Council rescinded the DAP that it adopted in July 2009, after sufficient signatures were gathered for a referendum.  Planning Commission and Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee (DAPAC) served as advisory bodies, and each made separate recommendations to City Council.  Some substantive differences exist between these versions of the DAP, such as on the number of taller buildings to allow (as described in the chart below):

 

Building Heights

Measure R & Planning Commission: 2010 Recommendations Council: Rescinded 2009 DAP Planning Commission: 2009 Recommendations DAP Advisory Committee:  2007 Recommendations
Generally Allowed

75'

85'

85'

85'

100' Exceptions

0

2

0

4

120' Exceptions

2

6

6

4

180' Exceptions

2 residential, 1 hotel

2 (45' hotel bonus)

4

See below

225' Hotels

none

See above

2

2

Location for Tallest Buildings

Near BART Only

Near BART Only

Near BART Only

Over Broad Area

Total Number of Tall Exceptions

5

10

12

10

 

2010 Planning Commission Recommendations

 

Rescinded 2009 DAP

 

Planning Commission Recommendations (2009) and DAPAC Recommendations (2007)

 

 

Planning Commission Recommendations (2009)
Illustrated Version of Final Draft (.pdf) 

 DAPAC Recommendations (2007)

1. Introduction (.pdf) 

 1. Outline and Vision for the Plan (.pdf)
2. Environmental Sustainability (.pdf)   2. Environmental Sustainability (.pdf)

3. Land Use (.pdf) 

 3. Land Use (.pdf)
4. Access (.pdf)   4. Access (.pdf)

5. Historic Preservation and Urban Design (.pdf) 

 5. Historic Preservation & Urban Design (.pdf)

6. Streetscapes and Open Spaces (.pdf) 

 6. Streetscapes & Open Spaces (.pdf)
7. Housing and Community Health & Services (.pdf)   7. Housing and Community Health & Services (.pdf)
8. Economic Development (.pdf) 

 8. Economic Development (.pdf)

 

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