San Carlos Focused General Plan Update Draft EIR

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Carlos
Document Title
San Carlos Focused General Plan Update Draft EIR
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Most of the City has residential Land Use & Zoning designations with some mixed use, commercial and industrial uses near the Bay, and open space uses in the hills.
Document Description
The City of San Carlos (Lead Agency) is updating the Housing and Safety Elements of the San Carlos General Plan according to the requirements of Gov. Code section 65302(c) and 65302(g). The updated Housing Element will reflect the City's new Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) of 2,735 housing units and will cover the time period of 2023-2031. The City is also updating the General Plan Safety Element to address climate change resiliency as required by SB 379. While the Housing and Safety elements are the primary subject of the Focused General Plan Update, the Land Use, Circulation and Scenic Highway, Environmental Management, and Noise Elements must be revised to ensure General Plan consistency, as required by State law. In addition, the City is proposing specific amendments to Title 18 of the San Carlos Municipal code (Zoning Ordinance) and amendments to San Carlos Zoning Map to remain consistent with the Focused General Plan Update and enact the new Housing Element.

Contact Information

Lisa Porras
Agency Name
City of San Carlos
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Carlos
San Mateo
Citywide, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Major streets are El Camino Real, Alameda de las Pulgas, San Carlos Ave., & Brittan Ave.
Total Acres
Parcel #
Many APNs
State Highways
U.S. 101, SR 82
San Carlos Airport
San Carlos School District
Belmont, Pulgas, Brittan, & Cordilleras Creeks, San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), 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 Energy Commission, 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), Department of Toxic Substances Control, 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
Other (General Plan Update )
Local Actions
General Plan Update, General Plan Element, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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