A master plan guides land use and development in a way uniquely suited
for a particular area, in this case the Village and Barrio
neighborhoods. Including the Barrio in the master plan can improve the
relationship between the two neighborhoods and recognize what makes the
Barrio unique. Together both neighborhoods are designated a “smart
growth opportunity area." A master plan can help capitalize on proximity
to transit and other attributes that gave the Village and Barrio this
Ideas to enhance the Village and Barrio that could be considered through a master plan include:
Incentivize and attract development
Emphasize the focus on pedestrian connections through land uses and building and street design
Support future housing needs for all income groups
Support access on bike and foot within the two neighborhoods and to adjacent areas, across the railroad and to the beach
Recognize and be sensitive to historic and cultural resources
Encourage quality design
In 2018, hearings to consider plan adoption before the Planning Commission and City Council will be scheduled. See the project schedule for more information.
If the City Council approves the master plan, plan implementation will proceed as follows:
For portions of the Barrio and Village in the Coastal Zone, the
master plan will require approval by the California Coastal Commission
before it is effective in the Coastal Zone. The Coastal Commission’s
review would occur after and separate from the city review process and
will take approximately 18 months to complete.
For portions of the master plan not in the Coastal Zone, Coastal
Commission approval is not required, and plan provisions will take
effect following their approval by the City Council.