The June 2022 General Plan newsletter provides an overview of the General Plan Update process, shares progress on the Downtown and El Camino Real Specific Plan, and shares ways for you to get involved.
June 2022 Newsletter – 2 mb PDF
The Public Review Draft Downtown & El Camino Real Specific Plan was released on June 16, 2022 for public review. The Specific Plan establishes a vision for the downtown district and the El Camino Real corridor, providing overarching policy framework and design standards in order to achieve that vision. The purpose of the Plan is to enhance the quality of life by providing a road-map for future growth that emphasizes transit-oriented, mixed-use development that provides a mix of housing, restaurants, general commercial, hotels, offices, and entertainment uses.
The City of Millbrae released the Notice of Preparation and is soliciting comments on the scope of the programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 1) Millbrae 2040 General Plan Update, including the Housing Element, 2) the Downtown and El Camino Real Specific Plan, including the Broadway Avenue and El Camino Real Streetscape Master Plan as an appendix to the Specific Plan, and 3) associated Zoning Code amendments. The plan will replace the City’s current General Plan and serve as a long-term framework for future growth and development. The EIR will assess the environmental impacts of the plan pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Notice of Preparation and Scoping Meeting – 2.2 mb PDF
The Preliminary Draft Streetscape Plan was released on November 24, 2021 for public review. The Streetscape Plan is a conceptual-level planning document that defines potential changes through streetscape design concepts for Broadway and El Camino Real. The Streetscape Plan was developed in conjunction with the Downtown and El Camino Real Specific Plan, and will be an Appendix of the Specific Plan.
On October 12, 2021, the City Council passed and adopted the Active Transportation Plan. The Active Transportation Plan serves as the City of Millbrae’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The Plan’s multiple elements address the city’s existing bicycle and pedestrian conditions, the city’s needs, goals and policies to support a robust and comfortable active transportation network, additional recommendations at key locations, and implementation strategies for the proposed Plan.
City of Millbrae Active Transportation Plan: Final – 7.2 mb PDF
There are two additions to the Existing Conditions Report:
Chapter 10: Community Health and Wellness – 8 mb PDF
The Existing Conditions Report will remain a draft until the City adopts the updated General Plan. The City will accept public comments on the Report until the updated General Plan is adopted.
The Community Workshop Series: Summary of Public Input report provides an overview of the Community Workshop Series to Shape the Future of Downtown and El Camino Real, which was held from November 1 to 7, 2016. The report includes an overview of publicity efforts, workshop events, community input from the workshop exercises, and possible land use scenarios that were created during the workshop series.
Based on feedback from the Joint City Council and Planning Commission Study Session on September 6th, the City prepared the Revised Vision and Guiding Principles. The goal of the vision and guiding principles is to capture the City’s key values and ambitions for the future of Millbrae. The vision statement paints a picture of what Millbrae aspires to be 25 years from now. The guiding principles establish how the City will achieve the vision. The vision and guiding principles will guide the General Plan Update process. The vision statement and guiding principles will remain a draft until the City Council adopts the General Plan.
Revised Vision and Guiding Principles – 12 mb PDF
The Phase I Public Input Summary: Issues, Opportunities, and Vision report discusses key assets, issues, and opportunities in Millbrae, and includes the draft vision and set of guiding principles. The report includes all public input from the first phase of the General Plan Update process. The report also focuses on key topics that have major policy implications on how the City will grow and change over the next 25 years. The “heart” of the report is the “Issues and Opportunities” and “Draft Vision and Guiding Principles” sections, which are also available in Chinese.
公眾意見概要：問題、機會和願景報告的亮點 (Chinese) – 990 kb PDF
The Existing Conditions Report takes a “snapshot” of Millbrae’s current conditions across a wide range of topics. This report provides context for making land use and policy decisions, and is intended to be objective and policy-neutral. The Existing Conditions Report will remain a draft until the City adopts the updated General Plan. The City will accept public comments on the Report until the updated General Plan is adopted.
Chapter 1: Introduction – 8 mb PDF
Chapter 3: Land Use and Community Character – 30 mb PDF
Chapter 5: Mobility – 11 mb PDF
Chapter 4: Housing – 168 kb PDF
Chapter 6: Public Facilities and Services – 14 mb PDF
Chapter 7: Natural Resources – 17 mb PDF
Chapter 8: Hazards and Safety – 10 mb PDF
NEW! Uploaded December 2017 Chapter 8: Hazards and Safety; Section 8.7 Noise – 5 mb PDF
Chapter 9: Climate Change – 9 mb PDF
NEW! Uploaded December 2017 Chapter 10: Community Health and Wellness – 8 mb PDF
The 1998 General Plan is the City’s existing General Plan and will remain in effect until the City adopts the updated General Plan.
City of Millbrae 1998 General Plan