Ravenswood Business District/4 Corners Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Specific Plan Update


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of East Palo Alto
Document Title
Ravenswood Business District/4 Corners Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Specific Plan Update
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
General Plan Land Uses: Low Density Residential, Medium Density Residential, Office, Public/Institutional, Mixed Use High, Mixed Use Corridor, General Industrial, Office, Industrial Buffer, High Density Residential, and Parks/Recreation/Conservation. Zoning Districts: 4 Corners, Bay Road Central, Ravenswood Employment Center, Industrial Transition, Waterfront Office, Urban Residential, University Village, Ravenswood Office, and Ravenswood Flex Overlay.
Document Description
The project would update the Ravenswood/4 Corners TOD Specific Plan to increase the maximum square footage of office, research and development/life science, light industrial, civic/community, tenant amenity, and the total number of residential units allowed within the Specific Plan area. The project will include amendments to the East Palo Alto General Plan and Zoning Ordinance to update existing or establish new development standards to ensure consistency between the Specific Plan, General Plan, and Zoning Ordinance. No changes to the Specific Plan boundaries are proposed.

Contact Information

Elena Lee
Agency Name
City of East Palo Alto
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


East Palo Alto
San Mateo
Cross Streets
Bay Road/Cooley Avenue/University Avenue
Total Acres
State Highways
Palo Alto Airport
Costano Elementary School
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 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 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 Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Specific Plan Update )
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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