Plans & Studies

  • Final Downtown Area Plan
    This Downtown Plan update will provide a framework for future decision making. The policies will provide an overall direction to be followed, and will be used to evaluate private development projects. Specific implementation measures will be developed to guide the City’s and Redevelopment Agency’s actions regarding public improvements, and the ultimate disposition of publicly owned land in Downtown.
  • General Plan
    The General Plan provides the framework for all zoning and land use decisions within a community.  State planning law requires that the General Plan include a comprehensive, long-term plan for a city’s physical development. City policy requires periodic review and updating of the General Plan. This update provides for an extension of the General Plan to the year 2030, and includes revisions to existing goals, policies and associated text.
  • Housing Element
    Housing Element law requires local governments to adequately plan to meet their existing and projected housing needs including their fair share of the regional housing need. The law recognizes that in order for the private sector to adequately address housing needs and demand, local governments must adopt land-use plans and regulatory schemes that provide opportunities for, and do not unduly constrain, housing development.
  • Housing & Land Use Study
    The purpose of the Housing and Land Use Study is to look at housing issues in the City.
  • Rail Corridor Transit-Oriented Development Plan
    The intent of the San Mateo Rail Corridor Transit Oriented Development Plan is to allow, encourage, and provide guidance for the creation of world class transit-oriented development (TOD) within a half-mile radius of the Hillsdale and Hayward Park Caltrain station areas, while maintaining and improving the quality of life of those who already live and work in the area.
  • Specific Plans and Area Plans 
  • Sign Code Amendment - Multi-Tenant High Rise Signs