19 Jul Belmont Village Specific Plan (City of Belmont)
The Belmont Village Specific Plan covers approximately 80 acres surrounding the Caltrain Station at the intersection of El Camino Real and Ralston Avenue. The Village area was designated a “Priority Development Area,” or PDA, by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments; thus, it has been identified for future growth because of its proximity to transit, jobs, shopping, and other services and its potential to support new housing and employment near transit. Residents in the Belmont community have confirmed their vision for the Village as a vibrant, mixed-use town center through the General Plan Update process and through the City’s 2003 visioning process. The land uses and regulations for the Village area date back to 1990, when the first Downtown Specific Plan was adopted. W-Trans worked with the project team and City staff to develop an updated plan that addresses the area’s challenges, potential, policies and implementation strategies so that the community’s vision for the Village is realized. W-Trans has developed circulation concepts, parking alternatives, pedestrian and bicycle amenities, and conducted analyses of several development alternatives for the environmental documentation.