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In what the press described as “… one of the most ambitious and large-scale redevelopments in Sonoma County history”, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in a marathon nine-hour meeting, adopted a Specific Plan for the shuttered 150-building, 900-acre site – California’s first campus for the developmentally disabled, and until recently Sonoma Valley’s largest employer. The plan will help transform the site, located in one of the most picturesque settings in the Bay Area, into a vibrant, walkable, mixed-use community of several thousand residents, jumpstart economic rejuvenation with nearly 1,000 jobs, and serve as a model of sustainable development. The State of California for the first-time ever partnered with a local community to drive the vision of a State-owned property, through a special legislation passed by the State. Dyett & Bhatia led the Plan and the EIR in an engaging process that routinely saw meeting attendance in the hundreds.
Learn more about the plan here https://www.sdcspecificplan.com
We made it through 4.5 years of pandemic, wildfires, and other challenges with a glorious, community-driven General Plan for this iconic Bay Area community -- the first comprehensive plan update in almost 25 years. All growth for the next 20 years will be contained within the current Rural Urban Limit, with revitalized corridors, strengthened downtown, Napa River open space enhancements, and a focus on sustainability!
See the full plan at https://napa2040.com
The Santa Rosa Downtown Station Area Specific Plan (DSASP) Update comprehensively retooled a plan that serves as the blueprint for development and preservation in a 720-acre area surrounding the Downtown SMART Station at the heart of the city. The DSASP incorporates innovative new strategies to incentivize high-density transit-oriented projects, remove barriers to development, improve connectivity and walkability, heighten sense of place, and help realize Downtown Santa Rosa’s full potential. By combining rigorous background analysis with a thoughtful, inclusive approach to stakeholder and community engagement, Dyett & Bhatia led a process that generated a bold plan that garnered widespread support in the community and was adopted unanimously by the City Council in October 2020, paving the path to successful implementation. Since adoption more than 750 new residential units have been approved downtown or are under review.
A new benchmark for environmental justice and equity analysis for long-range planning! As part of the City of Oakland's comprehensive 2045 General Plan update, D&B has prepared an Environmental Justice and Racial Equity Baseline report that identifies and delineates disparities by race and by geography which may be present in the social, economic, and environmental factors that can be influenced directly or indirectly by the General Plan. The findings of this document will serve as the baseline for the Environmental Justice Element of the General Plan, and will enable the City to coordinate interdepartmental efforts to effectively address environmental justice and racial equity.
As part of a comprehensive General Plan Update led by Dyett & Bhatia, D&B has prepared Environmental Justice Factbooks to provide a baseline understanding of the Environmental Justice challenges that exist in Sacramento. Each of the five Factbooks contains maps, infographics, and other background information that provide context for EJ topics as outlined in the 2016 Planning for Healthy Communities Act (SB1000).
Dyett & Bhatia is assisting the City of Oceanside with an ambitious planning effort for the city's future, including a concurrent General Plan Update (the first in over 30 years), creation of a Smart and Sustainable Corridors Plan, and development of a community plan for South Morro Hills – one of the last remaining agricultural areas in coastal San Diego County. The Vision and Guiding Principles reflect the voices of thousands of residents engaged in the process, and will provide the foundation for plan strategies, goals, and policies.
Centered along the San Diego River, Mission Valley is the city’s retail destination, and home to a large number of hotels and offices, as well as residential uses. Development is highly auto-centric and disconnected from the trolley system that extends along the valley. Dyett & Bhatia led the consulting team that prepared an updated Community Plan that was adopted by the City Council in September 2019. D&B also led EIR preparation.
From largely vacant land, the Isabel Neighborhood in Livermore will grow to be the Bay Area's newest transit-oriented neighborhood
of 10,000 new residents and 9,500 new jobs. D&B developed a specific plan and prepared the EIR for this thriving new neighborhood, centered around the proposed Valley Link train station, along the busiest in-commute corridor in the Bay Area.