Planning & Community Development Department General Plan Implementation

Planning & Community Development Department General Plan Implementation

Planning & Community Development Department General Plan Implementation Strategy City Council February 29, 2016 Background Planning & Community Development Department On January 25th staff presented to Council the Departments strategy to implement the 2015 General Plan Strategy previously presented: > Four year program estimated to cost approximately $7.3 million > Update the Zoning Code and Map > Update each Specific Plan > Establish Citywide Design Guidelines

2 City Council Direction Planning & Community Development Department City Council supported the general strategy but directed staff to: > Condense the timeline to implement the General Plan within three years > Limit costs to under $5 million 3 Recommended Implementation Strategy Planning & Community Development Department Based on City Council direction, the revised strategy

would be a three-year effort that focuses on the following: > Develop new citywide Zoning Districts > Update each Specific Plan with tailored development regulations > Revise as necessary existing design guidelines and consolidate them to establish Citywide Design Guidelines > Conduct focused community outreach 4 Recommended Implementation Strategy Planning & Community Development Department Consultant work is estimated to cost approximately $4.8 million The following revisions were made to the work program:

> Refined the scope of work for the Design Guidelines > Eliminated technical studies, such as economic analysis, for each specific plan area > Reduced community outreach effort 5 Recommended Implementation Program Planning & Community Development Department General Timeline: Community Outreach Adoption Phase Citywide Zoning Districts Form-Based Bldg Typologies

Specific Plan Update Process Environmental Review Process Design Guidelines YEAR 1 Develop & adopt new citywide Zoning Districts Research & develop form-based building typologies Review & create template for Specific Plans Start environmental review process YEAR 2 Develop Specific Plans Develop & adopt citywide design guidelines

6 YEAR 3 Finalize & adopt all 8 Specific Plans Finalize environmental review Implementation Program Planning & Community Development Department Zoning Districts: > Create new citywide Zoning Districts to correspond to each new Land Use (LU) Designation identified in the LU Diagram of the LU Element > Update the Zoning Code & Map 7 Implementation Program

Planning & Community Development Department Form-Based Development Regulations: > Examine the existing built environment and development pattern across the City > Explore the use of form-based development regulations (i.e., building typologies) > Create a range of development regulations that focus on site design and building form, and relationship with public realm These development regulations would inform the creation of: Tailored development regulations to each specific plan area 8 Implementation Program Planning & Community Development Department Specific Plans: > Review all existing specific plans and create a plan template

to ensure consistency among plans > Adjust specific plan boundaries > Revise existing development standards and where necessary create new tailored standards for each specific plan For example, a Medium Mixed-Used density located in the Central District Specific Plan area would be different in the East Pasadena Specific Plan area > Eliminate the West Gateway Specific Plan > Create the Lamanda Park Specific Plan 9 Implementation Program Planning & Community Development Department Citywide Design Guidelines: > Revise existing design guidelines as needed > Consolidate existing design guidelines found in Specific Plans

and other documents > Establish a clear and common understanding of the Citys design expectations 10 Implementation Program Planning & Community Development Department Environmental Analysis: > Initiate a supplement to the General Plan Update EIR to update the Specific Plans Supplement to the General Plan Update EIR would include the following: Notice of Preparation (NOP) Public circulation Response to comments 11

Estimated Expenditures Planning & Community Development Department Expenditures are estimated at this point: > Consultant work is estimated to cost approx. $4.8 million > City would go through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to competitively seek out consultant work > Council will have the opportunity to approve contracts in excess of $75,000 once proposals are submitted and reviewed Funding sources: > Grants Awarded = $1.9 million > General Plan Maintenance Fee & Building Fund = $2.9 million 12 Next Steps Planning & Community Development Department

Prepare multiple Request for Proposals to solicit consultants to work on the following key tasks: > Management of the overall work program > Create form-based building development regulations > Develop citywide Zoning Districts > Update the Specific Plans > Revise as needed existing design guidelines and consolidate them into one citywide document > Conduct the environmental analysis 13 Alternative Strategy Planning & Community Development Department As an alternative approach, in an effort to implement the General Plan as expeditiously as possible and minimize costs, the following tasks could be eliminated: > Exploration of form-based development regulations

> Modifications and consolidation of existing Design Guidelines The refined work program would focus on: > Creating new Zoning Districts to implement the General Plan > Revising all of the existing Specific Plans to reflect new Zoning Districts 14 Interim Solution for Existing Projects Planning & Community Development Department In response to questions raised on the January 25th City Council meeting to allow an applicant to submit an application for a development that complies with the General Plan with respect to use and density (i.e., FAR) but may not meet existing specific plan and other zoning regulations (i.e., height, setbacks, etc.) > Applications would be reviewed on case-by-case basis > Would include a discretionary process to ensure future

development is consistent with the vision of the General Plan > Based on Council direction, staff can develop an appropriate process to be reviewed by the Planning Commission for future City Council consideration 15 Recommended Implementation Strategy Planning & Community Development Department Recommend that Council endorse the recommended implementation strategy as follows: > Update seven of the existing Specific Plans and establish a new Specific Plan with tailored development regulations by plan area > Develop new citywide Zoning Districts and update the Zoning Code and Map

> Revise as necessary and consolidate existing design guidelines to establish Citywide Design Guidelines > Conduct focused community outreach > Complete the work program within three years 16 Planning & Community Development Department General Plan Implementation Strategy City Council February 29, 2016 Comparison of Estimated Expenditures Planning & Community Development Department Task 3 Year Program 4 Year Program

Consultant Program Advance Work (i.e., technical studies) $ 60,000 $ 110,000 Specific Plan Updates $3,820,000* $4,285,000** Zoning Code and Map Update

$ 425,000 $ 425,000 Update Citywide Design Guidelines $ 490,000 $ 690,000 Contract Planners TBD $1,800,000 Approx. $475,000/specific plan area

($600,000) 3 planners for 2 years @ $100,000/year Total $ 4.8 million Approx. $535,000/specific plan area 6 planners for 3 years @ $100,000/year $ 7.3 million *Includes the preparation a supplement to the General Plan Update EIR for the Specific Plans ** Includes the preparation of three grouped EIRS for the Specific Plans

18 Planning & Community Development Department Slides from last Council meeting City Council January 25, 2016 Implementation Strategies Planning & Community Development Department Streamlined Update Recommended Update Phased Update 3 year program

4 year program 6 year program Revise existing specific plans in one phase Amend each specific plan with tailored development standards in one phase Re-vision specific plans in two phases Establish citywide design guidelines Establish citywide design guidelines Establish citywide design guidelines

Create new zoning districts to correspond to each new Land Use Designation & update the Zoning Code Create new zoning districts to correspond to each new Land Use Designation & update the Zoning Code Create new zoning districts to correspond to each new Land Use Designation & update the Zoning Supplemental EIR or 1 EIR for all specific plans Geographically grouped EIRs for multiple specific plans

Individual EIR for each specific plan Focused outreach Focused outreach Extensive outreach $5.2 million $7.3 million $8.2 million 20 Planning & Community Development Department

21 General Plan Implementation Planning & Community Development Department Council adopted the General Plan Update in August 2015 > Comprehensively updated the Land Use & Mobility Elements of the General Plan 22 General Plan Implementation Planning & Community Development Department City must now focus its attention on aligning existing development regulations & guidelines with newly adopted General Plan

23 General Plan Implementation Planning & Community Development Department State Law requires consistency between the General Plan and Zoning Land Use Element included an Implementation Program with a number of action items > Focus is on bringing the Citys Zoning Code and specific plans into conformance with the General Plan General Plan Adoption Follow-up Update the Zoning Code Update each specific plan > In addition, the City would be establishing new citywide 24 Design Guidelines

Looking Back at Past Implementation Planning & Community Development Department Implementation of the 1994 General Plan took approximately 11 years to complete North Lake Specific ... > Updated the Zoning Code East Pasadena Specific ... South Fair Oaks Specific ... West Gateway Specific ... Fair Oaks/Orange Grove Specific ... > Established 7 Specific

Plans Central District Specific ... East Colorado Specific ... Zoning Ordin... > Created Design Guidelines Design Guidel... Lincoln Avenue Specific ... 1994 General Plan Revision Adopted 2004 General Plan Update Adopted 25

Analysis of Alternative Strategies Planning & Community Development Department Staff analyzed 2 other strategies: > Streamlined Update Strategy > Phased Update Strategy Scope, timing, and cost of specific plan updates differ significantly under these strategies 26 Analysis of Alternative Strategies Planning & Community Development Department Streamlined Update Strategy > Implements the General Plan within 3 years > Updates the Zoning Code & Map > Establishes citywide Design Guidelines

> Revises each specific plan instead of comprehensively updating them Updates policies and plan boundaries to bring into consistency with the General Plan Does not include tailored zones and development standards by specific plan area Under this approach, for example, Medium Mixed Use density would be the same across specific plan areas > Focused community outreach 27 Analysis of Alternative Strategies Planning & Community Development Department Phased Update Strategy > Implements the General Plan within 6 years > Updates the Zoning Code & Map

> Establishes citywide Design Guidelines > Re-visions each specific plan in two phases Establish new policies, direction, and goals Refine zones and development standards City would have to prioritize order > Expansive community outreach effort > Most expensive alternative with estimated cost of $8.2 million Due to costs associated with 28 individual EIRs and outreach Analysis of Alternative Strategies Planning & Community Development Department > Alternative strategies do not effectively balance the needs of accomplishing the goals & policies of the General Plan with achieving the desired work program in the most expeditious manner Streamlined Approach

Does not provide tailored zoning by specific plan area Phased Approach Takes longer to complete (approx. 6 years to complete) Would have to prioritize which specific plans get updated first 29

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