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Complete Old Town Specific Plan

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • 1.1 Overview
    • 1.1.1 Location and Setting
    • 1.1.2 Purpose and Intent
    • 1.1.3 Historical Perspective
  • 1.2 The Planning Process
    • 1.2.1 Phase I: Information Gathering
    • 1.2.2 Phase II: Concepts and Strategies
    • 1.2.3 Phase III: Preparation of Specific Plan
  • 1.3 Community Outreach
  • 1.4 Vision Plan
  • 1.5 Organization of the Specific Plan
  • 1.6 Specific Plan Authority and Scope
    • 1.6.1 Authority
    • 1.6.2 Relationship to the General Plan
    • 1.6.3 Relationship to the Zoning Ordinance
    • 1.6.4 Compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Chapter 2: Existing Conditions

  • 2.1 Existing Land Uses
    • 2.1.1 On-Site Land Uses
    • 2.1.2 Surrounding Land Uses
  • 2.2 Existing Improvements
  • 2.3 Topography
  • 2.4 Circulation and Access
    • 2.4.1 Vehicular
    • 2.4.2 Pedestrian
  • 2.5 Infrastructure and Utilities
    • 2.5.1 Water
    • 2.5.2 Wastewater
    • 2.5.3 Storm Drainage
    • 2.5.4 Electricity
    • 2.5.5 Natural Gas
    • 2.5.6 Communication Systems
    • 2.5.7 Solid Waste
  • 2.6 Seismicity
  • 2.7 Environmental Resources
    • 2.7.1 Biological Resources
    • 2.7.2 Cultural Resources

Chapter 3: Development Plan

  • 3.1 Land Use
    • 3.1.1 Old Town Mixed-Use
    • 3.1.2 Old Town Highway Commercial
    • 3.1.3 Old Town Commercial/Residential
    • 3.1.4 Old Town Industrial/Commercial
    • 3.1.5 Highway Environs Overlay
  • 3.2 Community Facilities
  • 3.3 Circulation Plan
    • 3.3.1 Linkages
    • 3.3.2 Roadway Network
    • 3.3.3 SR-62 Realignment
    • 3.3.4 Traffic Calming
    • 3.3.5 Pedestrian and Bicycle/Equestrian Trails
  • 3.4 Infrastructure Plan
    • 3.4.1 Domestic Water System
    • 3.4.2 Wastewater System
    • 3.4.3 Storm Drainage System
  • 3.5 Public Services
    • 3.5.1 Schools
    • 3.5.2 Fire Protection
    • 3.5.3 Law Enforcement
    • 3.5.4 Library
    • 3.5.5 Communication Systems
    • 3.5.6 Electricity
    • 3.5.7 Natural Gas
    • 3.5.8 Solid Waste

Chapter 4: Development Regulations

  • 4.0 Purpose and Intent
    • 4.0.1 Organization of This Chapter
  • 4.1 General Provisions
    • 4.1.1 Minimum Requirements
    • 4.1.2 Applicability of Development Standards and Guidelines
    • 4.1.3 Interpretation, Administration, Enforcement, and Appeals
  • 4.2 Establishment of Land Use Subdistricts
    • 4.2.1 Purposes of Land Use Districts
    • 4.3 Allowable Land Uses and Permit Requirements
    • 4.3.1 Allowed Uses
  • 4.4 Nonconforming Uses, Structures, and Parcels
    • 4.4.1 Purpose and Intent
    • 4.4.2 Nonconforming Uses
    • 4.4.3 Nonconforming Structures
    • 4.4.4 Nonconforming Parcels
    • 4.4.5 Repairs and Maintenance of Nonconformities
  • 4.5 Zoning Subdistrict Development Standards
    • 4.5.1 Limitations and Exceptions to Allowed Uses and Structures
  • 4.6 Standards for Specific Land Uses
    • 4.6.1 Equipment Rental Uses
    • 4.6.2 Live/Work Units
    • 4.6.3 Mixed-Use Development
    • 4.6.4 Outdoor/Sidewalk Dining
    • 4.6.5 Nightclubs and Entertainment Uses - Accessory to Restaurant Uses Only
    • 4.6.6 Parking Structures and Garages
  • 4.7 Off-Street Parking and Loading Standards
    • 4.7.1 Purpose
    • 4.7.2 Regulations for Off-Street Parking
  • 4.8 Landscaping, Walls, and Fences
    • 4.8.1 Landscaping - General
    • 4.8.2 Required Preservation of Native Vegetation and Trees
    • 4.8.3 Landscaping
    • 4.8.4 Walls and Fences
  • 4.9 Signs
    • 4.9.1 Monument Signs
    • 4.9.2 Freestanding Signs in Public Right-of-Way
    • 4.9.3 Pole Signs
    • 4.9.4 Awning Signs
    • 4.9.5 Projecting Signs
    • 4.9.6 Wall Signs
    • 4.9.7 Window Signs
    • 4.9.8 Neon Signs
  • 4.10 Auxiliary Structures, Equipment, and Utilities
  • 4.11 General Operating Standards
    • 4.11.1 Air Quality
    • 4.11.2 Electrical Interference
    • 4.11.3 Light and Glare
    • 4.11.4 Noise
    • 4.11.5 Vibrations
    • 4.11.6 Outdoor Storage
    • 4.11.7 Parking
    • 4.11.8 Outdoor Activities
  • 4.12 Development Incentives
    • 4.12.1 Lot Consolidation Incentives
    • 4.12.2 Façade Improvement Incentives
    • 4.12.3 Mixed-Use Development Incentives
  • 4.13 Development Review Procedures
    • 4.13.1 Applicability
    • 4.13.2 Uses Allowed by Right
    • 4.13.3 Site Plan Review
    • 4.13.4 Conditional Use Permit
  • 4.14 Highway Environs Overlay District
    • 4.14.1 Purpose
    • 4.14.2 Specific Plan Land Use Map Designator
    • 4.14.3 Review Procedures in the HE Overlay District
    • 4.14.4 Site Plan Review Procedures - Old Town Specific Plan
    • 4.14.5 Development Regulations
    • 4.14.6 Expiration of HE Overlay District and Renewal
    • 4.14.7 Re-submittal of Development Proposals

Chapter 5: Design Guidelines

  • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.1.1 Purpose of the Design Guidelines
    • 5.1.2 Application of the Design Guidelines
    • 5.1.3 Using the Design Guidelines
    • 5.1.4 Organization of Design Guidelines
  • 5.2 Site Design
    • 5.2.1 Edge Conditions
    • 5.2.2 Internal Site Organization
    • 5.2.3 Relationship to Adjacent Sites and Features
    • 5.2.4 Parking Lot Design and Configuration
  • 5.3 Architecture
    • 5.3.1 Architectural Styles
    • 5.3.2 Building Materials and Color
    • 5.3.3 Building Form, Mass, and Scale
    • 5.3.4 Storefront Design
  • 5.4 Development Details
    • 5.4.1 Landscaping
    • 5.4.2 Public Spaces and Site Amenities
    • 5.4.3 Lighting
    • 5.4.4 Building Equipment and Services
  • 5.5 Commercial Signs
    • 5.5.1 Sign Materials and Colors
    • 5.5.2 Encouraged Sign Types

Chapter 6: Administration & Implementation

  • 6.1 Applicability
  • 6.2 Amendments to the General Plan
  • 6.3 Amendments to the Zoning Code and Map
  • 6.4 Administration and Enforcement
  • 6.5 Amendments to the Specific Plan
  • 6.6 Development Review Procedures
  • 6.7 Severability
  • 6.8 Development Strategy
    • 6.8.1 Development Implementation
  • 6.9 Financing Strategies
    • 6.9.1 Financing Implementation
  • 6.10 Potential Funding Sources
    • 6.10.1 Funding Sources for Capital Facilities
  • 6.11 Implementation Matrix
    • 6.11.1 Timeframes for Implementation
    • 6.11.2 Implementation Leaders and Teams
    • 6.11.3 Potential Funding Resources Matrix Key

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