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Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan

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  • CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS RESIDENTIAL OVERLAY DISTRICTS: At their meeting on February 1, 2018, the City Council adopted Ordinance 624 codifying the PAOZ-1 and PAOZ-2 residential overlay districts as contained in the adopted Parkside Plan. These sites are now listed on the City's "Potential Development Projects and Sites" webpage.
  • PARKSIDE PLAN ADOPTED: The City Council adopted the Parkside Plan and implementing General Plan amendments at a special meeting on Monday, October 30th! The adopted Parkside Plan is available to download on the Parkside Documents page. A hard copy is available for public viewing at the Planning and Building Counter at City Hall, or you may purchase your own hard copy for $5.
  • Thank you to all community members who participated in the two year planning process for the Parkside Plan!

The Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan area includes approximately 25 acres of publicly and privately owned properties near the entrance to Brisbane as shown on the map below (click map to enlarge).  As outlined on the project history page, the future of the Parkside area has been an active topic of community discussion and study over the past 10 years. Building on these efforts, the City Council authorized the preparation of the precise plan in July, 2015 to proactively and cohesively determine its long term vision for this area. After a two-year planning process, the City Council adopted the Draft Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan with text modifications and implementing General Plan amendments on October 30, 2017. The implementing zoning regulations will be considered by the Planning Commission and City Council in winter 2017-2018.  

What is the purpose of the Parkside Plan? How is the Parkside Plan addressing new housing development in Brisbane?

The State of California requires the City of Brisbane, along with all other cities and counties in California, to adopt zoning to accommodate a certain number of new housing units over a defined period of time, or "planning cycle." The number of housing units any city or county must accommodate is determined through a process called the "Regional Housing Needs Allocation" (RHNA). The RHNA is further broken down into affordability categories for very low, low, moderate, and above-moderate income households. The State has established minimum housing density standards that are considered adequate to accommodate housing that is affordable to those household income categories. You can read an explanation of the RHNA process on the Association of Bay Area Government's website.
Brisbane's RHNA for the 2015-2022 planning cycle is 83 housing units. In addition, the City also had to accommodate its 2007-2014 RHNA of 210 units in the 2015-2022 planning cycle, because the City did not adopt the zoning for those units within the past planning cycle. The 2015-2022 Housing Element adopted by the City Council in April 2015 identifies three sites along Park Lane for a residential zoning overlay at 26 dwelling units per acre as a minimum, and two sites along Park Place for a mixed use zoning overlay at 20 dwelling units per acre as a minimum that could accommodate a minimum of 228 housing units.

While the City must adopt zoning to accommodate its RHNA, the City is under no obligation to build housing, nor are the property owners required to build housing. No applications for residential projects in the Parkside area have been submitted to the City to-date. The goal of the  Parkside Plan is to ensure that the community defines its vision and establishes the implementing regulations and standards before new residential development is proposed.

The Parkside Precise Plan will be both the vehicle to establish the community’s vision and the tool to ensure that this vision is implemented through individual projects over time.   Property owners and future developers also benefit, in that through the precise plan, they understand the community’s vision and know what will be expected of them in future development.

Stay Involved and Informed
*Please note there are no future meetings anticipated for the Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan after the City Council's adoption of the Plan on October 30, 2017.*
Materials Available for Review
All available documents - including the adopted Parkside Plan- are posted on the Documents page.
Still have questions? Contact the Community Development Department at (415) 508-2120 or email planning@brisbaneca.org.