River Road - Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan
The River Road and Santa Clara Community Organizations, City and County staff, consultants and neighborhood volunteers have been working together since the spring of 2017 to create a neighborhood plan for the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods. The earlier phases of the neighborhood planning process focused on outreach and engagement, asking community members what they value in their neighborhoods now and about their hopes and visions for the future. The community input was used by the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and Topic Area Working Groups to draft goals and policies in the Neighborhood Plan that reflect the neighborhood priorities under five Topic Areas - Land Use, Economic Development, Transportation, Parks and Natural Resources, and Community.
The CAC and staff have been preparing an Action Plan to support implementation of the Neighborhood Plan. The Action Plan will consist of community identified actions that are possible strategies to implement the policies of the Neighborhood Plan and will help focus the community work towards the vision for how the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods will look, feel and function over the next 20 years and beyond.
River Road-Santa Clara (RRSC) Special Area Zone
An in-depth analysis of the River Road corridor was done with the River Road Corridor Study, including stakeholder interviews, public workshops, economic and demographic research, and conceptual design work. This work helped inform the Draft RRSC Special Area Zone Code and the Draft Proposed Zoning Map.
Read a short overview about the Neighborhood Plan and Action plan and a brief summary about the purpose of the Special Area Zone, key code topics, and how the proposed zoning and development standards compare to existing zoning and development standards in the RRSC Code Summary.