San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan
Help develop the community vision for the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan. Join our mailing list to get updates on public outreach efforts, such as surveys, workshops, and interviews.
Help the City of Berkeley create a vision for the future of San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan. The plan area is located in West Berkeley and extends 2.35 miles from the Berkeley/Oakland border along San Pablo Ave to the Berkeley/Albany border. Get involved in putting together a plan for the area that considers regional and citywide goals, including access to housing, equity, safer streets, sustainability, and an economically vibrant commercial corridor.
Over the next approximately two years, we aim to engage a diverse group of stakeholders, especially community members living and working within and adjacent to the plan areas. The public process includes a variety of methods and activities to broaden participation, such as:
- Small group interviews
- Community leader interviews
- Public workshops
- Technical Advisory Group
- Pop-up Workshops/Tabling
- Site Tour
Join the project mailing list to find opportunities to participate and guide the team with your input.
The San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan will primarily focus on land use policies and economic development programs, such as allowed uses, development standards, employment, and industry trends. The plan will outline programs and policies to encourage and support diverse housing, commercial activities, and public amenities. The plan will also assess the conditions and needs of different transportation options like public transit, biking, and walking and summarize potential parking and loading impacts in coordination with existing public improvement processes.
The San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan (SPA SP) effort began in June 2023 and the planning process is anticipated to take roughly two years to complete. The Draft Specific Plan and Addendum to the Housing Element Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are estimated to be completed by staff by early 2025, after which they will be submitted to the Planning Commission for review and recommendation by the middle of 2025, and to the City Council for review and adoption by the end of 2025.