Form-Based Code Promotes Economic Development
San Pablo Avenue is the main commercial corridor for many of the cities it runs through. We led development of a Specific Plan that identified improvements and adopted form-based code regulations for this corridor and adjacent transit-accessible areas. The document advances concepts in the General plan that we previously developed, and offers the City—and private developers—a graphically rich, user-friendly document for future land use and design decisions. The Plan also identified catalytic opportunities for business, housing, public facilities and transit connections to enhance the corridor as a community amenity. The Code and Complete Streets Plan promote economic development, context-sensitive design and mode shift to elevate San Pablo Avenue to a sustainable, multimodal and transit-oriented mixed-use neighborhood.
Since the Specific Plan was adopted, over $10 million in streetscape improvements and $32 million in private investment are revitalizing the street.