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  Participate in Designing the New El Sobrante-San Pablo Avenue Business Corridor
January 5, 2004


Help the consultant team craft a Revitalization Plan for the San Pablo Dam Road and Appian Way Corridor between El Portal Drive and Valley View Road. The Plan will direct future growth, improve traffic, and revitalize local businesses. Your input is important for the plan’s success. 


Please note that you will benefit the most if you come to more than one event, as you will be able to see and understand the plan’s evolution.  Contra Costa County Community Development Department 651 Pine St., 4th Floor North Wing Martinez 94553  510 374-3003 www.esplans.org Come and be heard.


·         Public Kick-Off Meeting & Workshop  Thursday, January 8, 7–9 pm  De Anza High School  5000 Valley View Road

·         Charrette Opening Meeting & Workshop  Thursday, January 22, 7–9 pm at Masonic Hall,  5050 El Portal Drive 

·         Charrette Studio Open House #1  Saturday, January 24, 3–6 pm  Old Lucky Shopping Center,  4729 Valley View Way 

·         Charrette Open House #2  Sunday, January 25, 3–6 pm  Old Lucky Shopping Center,  4729 Valley View Way 

·         Charrette Closing Meeting  Tuesday, January 27, 7–9 pm at Masonic Hall  5050 El Portal Drive 

·         www.esplans.org for more information.    


Proposed Objectives for the Plan:

·         Revitalization/Town Center: Create a revitalized commercial  core with emphasis on establishing a physically distinct  town center that will be a community asset and a source of pride;

·         Economic Feasibility: Create a revitalization plan that is economically  feasible;

·         Business Climate: Promote the economic advancement and  opportunity for business and property owners and improve be  business climate;

·         Community Participation: Actively involve the El Sobrante  community in the planning and design process;

·         Community Values: Honor and respect the values of all the  stakeholders in the community, including residents, business  owners, property owners, and community organizations;

·         Property Rights: Respect the rights of property owners, including  those that do not wish to participate in the revitalization  plan;

·         Environment: Preserve and protect the natural environment  particularly the unique natural features of San Pablo Creek;

·         Transportation: Reduce the impact of automobile through  traffic, improve the transportation choices for the community,  and provide an environment that is friendlier and safer for pedestrians  and bicyclists;

·         Housing: Provide for new housing opportunities within the  commercial core, which are affordable and are desirable places  to live;

·         Parks/Public Spaces: Plan for attractive public spaces in the  form of plazas, small parks, trails, and open spaces, with particular  emphasis on accentuating the natural features of San Pablo  Creek


Thanks to Jeanette Mahoney and the Valley Connection for this information.