CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: October 25, 2005
Subject/Title: Set a special public hearing date of Wednesday, November 16,
2005, at 6:00 p.m. for the City Council to hear testimony and to consider
approval of the Downtown Specific Plan
Prepared by: Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Manager
Submitted by: Howard Sword, Community Development Director
Set a special public hearing date of Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at 6:00
p.m. for the City Council to hear testimony and to consider approval of the
Downtown Specific Plan.
In 2002, the City Council directed staff to undertake a specific plan for
the Downtown with the primary objective to coordinate public and private
investment to fulfill the community’s intention for the Downtown to remain
the heart of Brentwood, and to guide growth and change in the Downtown to
preserve and enhance the Downtown as a district that offers types of
services, conveniences, experiences and lifestyle choices that are not found
elsewhere within the City.
In March 2003, a contract was awarded to Freedman, Tung and Bottomley to
prepare the Specific Plan.
In October 2003, the City held the first of six community workshops,
culminating with a Planning Commission and City Council joint session on
August 18, 2004 to present all the information that was gathered from the
workshops and to get consensus and direction.
A public review draft of the Downtown Specific Plan and its Environmental
Impact Report was released for a 45-day comment period on July 14, 2005,
ending August 26, 2005.
The Planning Commission heard public testimony and took action on the
Downtown Specific Plan on October 4, 2005, related to the Environmental
Impact Report, Mitigation Monitoring Plan, General Plan Text and Map
Amendment, and Rezone Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance.
In light of the cancellation of Council meetings on November 22 and December
27, 2005, staff requests the Council set a special public hearing date on
Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., to consider the Planning
Commission recommendations and to hear testimony from staff, consultants and
the general public on the Downtown Specific Plan.