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DOWNTOWN AND BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD SPECIFIC PLAN UPDATES PROJECT PAGE
The City of Brentwood has begun the process of updating two of its key Specific Plans: Downtown Brentwood and Brentwood Boulevard. The City has experienced significant population growth since the mid 1990’s and is projected to grow further into the next decade and beyond as the Bay Area expands its job centers. In the last few years, the City has permitted over 1,500 units of market rate housing and initiated several beautification and civic projects along the Downtown core. Much has changed both locally and regionally since the Downtown Brentwood and Brentwood Boulevard specific plans were first adopted in 2005 and 2012, respectively, and though more recent amendments have aimed to address more current context, a comprehensive update is needed to bring these plans to their full potential.
While the Downtown Brentwood and Brentwood Boulevard specific plan areas present different challenges and the need for area-specific design and planning strategies, both areas offer opportunities to further placemaking goals for the entire city and foster community pride and visioning.
DOWNTOWN BRENTWOOD SPECIFIC PLAN
The Downtown Brentwood Specific Plan (DSP) area is an established community core and ‘Town Center’. Local restaurants and the Delta Theater are a draw for surrounding communities with the Library and Brentwood City Park (City Park) offering a natural gathering place for events and leisure alike. The DSP update will build upon the existing framework of the Downtown core by introducing updated guidelines to support existing and new retail and expand opportunities for pedestrian space and placemaking while introducing opportunities for mixed-use and residential development to activate Downtown both day and night. With proposed community facilities improvements, including new gateway monuments and an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EFID), Downtown Brentwood can further its place not only as a true destination within Brentwood but as a defined neighborhood.
BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD SPECIFIC PLAN
Brentwood Boulevard, the former alignment for State Route 4, has become a mix of uses that would benefit from a greater sense of direction and development standards. This update provides an opportunity to reposition this corridor as a community asset and reimagine the thoroughfare. The Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan (BBSP) update offers a unique moment to introduce opportunity zones that would both support adjacent neighborhoods while incentivizing mixed-use development, complete streets, and establishing an urban edge along targeted areas of the plan (such as the intersection of Brentwood Boulevard and Oak Street, and Maple Street and Chestnut Street where the DSP overlaps).
Similar to the DSP area, an EFID is also proposed for the BBSP area to help fund future infrastructure improvements. By working with the community and creating specific design guidelines and targeted zoning updates, Brentwood Boulevard can become a continuous and cohesive corridor connecting Brentwood to its community assets and the region as a whole.
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City of Brentwood
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, CA 94513