Downtown Precise Plan Amendments

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Redwood City
Document Title
Downtown Precise Plan Amendments
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Downtown Precise Plan (DTPP)
Document Description
The proposed DTPP Plan-Wide Amendments would consist of amendments to the DTPP and the Redwood City General Plan to revise certain DTPP development standards, guidelines and policies, including those regarding permitted or conditionally permitted land uses (including allowing Research and Development Laboratory space as a conditional use); streets and circulation (including pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular circulation; updating the typology of some streets; and potentially eliminating some planned but unbuilt streets); building height and massing (including allowing the development of recreational rooftop structures within existing height limitations); parking; historical resources; and open space. The proposed amendments would also allow for exceptions, at certain sites, to requirements concerning building placement, minimum heights, and stepdown zones. Finally, the amendments would add 80,000 square feet to the maximum office development cap (reserved for small office projects of 20,000 new square feet or less). The City Council will consider making these policy changes in advance of consideration by the City of six so-called “Gatekeeper” development projects to ensure these projects conform to the City’s vision for the development of the Downtown. With the changes, City Council approval would be required for any Large Project requesting a General Plan Amendment; such projects would also negotiate Development Agreements. The SEIR also evaluates a potential future northward extension of the DTPP between El Camino Real and the Caltrain tracks and the potential for total new office development up to 1,167,100 square feet and 830 new residential units in the amended DTPP area.

Contact Information

Anna McGill
Agency Name
Redwood City Community Development & Transportation Department
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Redwood City
San Mateo
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Bounded by Veterans Boulevard, Maple Street, El Camino Real, and Brewster Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR82, SR84, US101
San Carlos Airport
North Star Academy, McKinley Institute, Sequoia HS, others
San Francisco Bay, Redwood Creek, Arroyo Ojo

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 17, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Residential (Units 830, Acres 183), Office (Sq. Ft. 1170000, Acres 183, Employees 5070)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wetland/Riparian


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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