San Carlos Northeast Area Specific Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Carlos
Document Title
San Carlos Northeast Area Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
General Plan Designation: Planned Industrial Zoning: Planned Development, Light Industrial, Industrial Professional, and Landmark Commercial
Document Description
The purpose of the NEASP is to create a vision, policies, and standards to guide new development within the Plan area in a way that supports existing and new businesses, residents, and the overall community. The NEASP will manage and direct changes in the development patterns within the Plan area and guide present and future land uses, zoning changes, economic development, urban design, infrastructure, transportation circulation management and mobility, service provisions, and community benefits. The NEASP would be built out over an approximate 20-year period and would allow for a net increase of 1,890 residential units (no residential units exist within the Plan area currently), as well as an increase in the net square footage of existing land uses within the Plan area. Maximum building heights within the NEASP area would range from a minimum of 75 to 100 feet to and a maximum of 90 to 155 feet, depending on the land use designation. Additional height increases for specific land uses would be permitted by the City should bonus conditions determined by the City be met. A new street segment from Quarry Road to Bragato Road would be implemented as part of the NEASP. Additionally, the NEASP would include improvements to the existing transportation network, such as a pedestrian/bicycle connection to Belmont Creek from Quarry Road and the redesign of Industrial Road as a multi-modal district boulevard. The NEASP would increase the setback from Belmont Creek for properties adjacent to Belmont Creek. A General Plan Amendment and rezoning are proposed to allow for the addition of residential land uses to the Plan area.

Contact Information

Lisa Porras
Agency Name
City of San Carlos
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Carlos
San Mateo
San Francisco Bay Area
Total Acres
Other Location Info
The Northeast Area Specific Plan is bounded by U.S. 101 to the east, Quarry Road to the north, Northwood/Fairfield Drive to the south, and Old County Road to the west.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (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 Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, 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 Rights, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential (Units 1890, Acres 43)
Local Actions
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Growth Inducement, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation


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 Agency(ies)]

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