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What do you think of the three land use alternatives proposed for the El Camino Real Corridor? Which one do you prefer?

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OVERVIEW

All three land use alternatives strive to preserve key commercial land uses.  The main difference in the alternatives is where they allow/encourage additional residential development to take place, as noted below.

"Nodes" are a special place or destination along El Camino Real. They are located at major intersections and provide opportunity for mixed-use development of high design quality, where retail, residential and smaller office uses can coexist in a mutually supportive manner. While they may be accessed by automobile, and more easily by transit because of their proximity to major bus stops, they are envisioned to be enjoyed primarily on foot. The Cherry Orchard located at Mathilda Ave. and El Camino Real is the first example of this type of nodal development.

"Segments" are those areas between the nodes.

Alternative C (Commercial-focus)

  • Residential potential in Nodes only

  • Preserves segment areas for commercial uses

Alternative M (Mixed-Use focus)

  • Residential potential in Nodes

  • Residential potential in segments

Alternative R (residential focus)

  • Enhanced residential potential in Nodes

  • Enhanced residential potential in segments

ALTERNATIVE C - Commercial Focus

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Brief Description

  • Land use scheme is similar to that in the 2007 Precise Plan, preserving the Node concept but defines their boundaries and specifies residential densities.
  • Focused on preserving or increasing the amount of space available for commercial development.
  • Mixed-use (residential and commercial) designations are concentrated in the four Nodes.
  • There is more commercial zoning in the segment areas (areas between the Nodes) as compared to the other two alternatives.

Click HERE to learn more details about Alternative C and to see a comparison of all three alternatives.

Click HERE to see what development potential exists with Alternative C.

Tell us why 'ALTERNATIVE C: Commercial Focus' is your preferred alternative.

Click here if the above 'ALTERNATIVE C: Commercial Focus' is your preferred alternative.

ALTERNATIVE M - Mixed-Use

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Brief Description

  • Preserves the Node concept and defines their boundaries.
  • Provides a balance between commercial and residential development.
  • Mixed-use designations are primarily within the Nodes with some additional mixed-use areas within the segments.

Click HERE to learn more details about Alternative M and to see a comparison of all three alternatives.

Click HERE to see what development potential exists with Alternative M.

Tell us why 'ALTERNATIVE M: Mixed-Use Focus' is your preferred alternative.

Click here if the above 'ALTERNATIVE M: Mixed-Use Focus' is your preferred alternative.

ALTERNATIVE R - Residential Focus

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Brief Description

  • Preserves the Node concept and defines their boundaries.
  • Provides more opportunity for residential development compared to the other two alternatives.
  • Mixed-use designations are primarily within the Nodes with more mixed-use areas within the segments, compared to the other two alternatives.
  • Residential densities are increased for certain sites within the Nodes.

Click HERE to learn more details about Alternative R and to see a comparison of all three alternatives.

Click HERE to see what development potential exists with Alternative R.

Tell us why 'ALTERNATIVE R: Residential Focus' is your preferred alternative.

Click here if the above 'ALTERNATIVE R: Residential Focus' is your preferred alternative.

Click to read the Draft Vision Statement for the El Camino Real Corridor Plan (ECR Plan).  The Draft Vision Statement was developed over the course of many discussions with the ECR Plan Advisory Committee and the general public.

Leave GENERAL COMMENTS about the Land Use Alternatives and Draft Vision Statement here.

Leave GENERAL COMMENTS about the Land Use Alternatives and Draft Vision Statement here.

Thank you for your participation!

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