El Sobrante Rezone

Project Description

The proposed General Plan Amendment would revise the Land Use Element and Transportation-Circulation Element of the Contra Costa County General Plan (2005-2020) affecting the commercial core or downtown area of the unincorporated community of El Sobrante, California. More specifically it would: 

(1) a. Amend the Land Use Element to establish three new "mixed use" land use designations on selected blocks along the south side of San Pablo Dam Road, from El Portal Drive to Appian Way, and on selected blocks along Appian Way from Valley View to San Pablo Dam Road, and

(1) b. Amend the Land Use Element to revise and update policy language for the El Sobrante community in sections and figures under the heading "Policies for El Sobrante Area", "Policies for Appian Way Corridor Special Concern Area", and "Policies of the San Pablo Dam Road Commercial Special Concern Area"; and, 

(2) Amend the Roadway Network Map (Figure 5-2), Transportation/Circulation Element to remove all references to a planned six-lane bypass couplet for San Pablo Road between El Portal Drive and Appian Way, to instead, retain the current 4-lane plus center left turn lane configuration and add a new collector roadway connecting Pitt Way to Hillcrest Road, and to remove all references to a planned four-lane roadway for Appian Way extending from San Pablo Dam Road to the Pinole city limits, to instead, retain the existing two-lane roadway configuration as the planned roadway.

Timeline and Input Opportunities

The public hearing on the proposed Downtown El Sobrante General Plan Amendment (County File: GP#02-0003) was formally opened at the County Planning Commission's January 11, 2011 meeting. Wherein the Commission accepted a staff report and presentation, and received public testimony on the proposal. The public hearing was continued to the County Planning Commission's February 22, 2011 meeting. At the continued public hearing on February 22, 2011, the Commission accepted a supplemental staff report and additional public testimony. The Commission then closed the public hearing but continued the matter to the March 22, 2011 meeting. The matter was continued to provide sufficient time for the Commission members to fully consider the staff reports, written comments, and public testimony submitted on the General Plan Amendment proposal.

Board of Supervisors, Public Hearing, June 7, 2011

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