San Pablo General Plan, EIR, and Housing Element
San Pablo’s General Plan establishes a new vision for the city, one that fosters mixed-use development along the city’s transportation corridors and enhances San Pablo’s environmental quality. The General Plan was prepared synergistically with the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan (also prepared by Dyett & Bhatia).
In addition to the usual General Plan elements, the San Pablo General Plan includes several optional elements. The Economic Development Element establishes policies to build a diversified job base, expand education and training, and develop regional attractions for the city.
The Health Element—winner of a National Award from the American Planning Association—promotes health and emotional well-being of San Pablo residents. San Pablo is one of first communities in the State to adopt a stand-alone Health Element for its General Plan. Key themes that provide the organizing framework for the element include:
Healthy Transportation and Physical Activity;
Healthy Food Access and Equity;
Access to Services and Planning for People First; and
Crime Reduction and Perceptions of Safety.
APA National Award of Achievement in Environmental Planning: San Pablo General Plan Health Element (2013)
APA Northern California Section Focused Issue Award: San Pablo General Plan Health Element (2012)