On Tuesday, the Brentwood City Council is set to vote on the acceptance of the Urban land Institute Priority Area 1 Technical Assistance Panel report and consideration of the Priority Area 1 Action Plan.
According to the Staff Report (Item D-1), they had the Urban Land Institute conduct a Technical Assistance Panel to evaluate the opportunities in Priority Area 1 project area. The plan will be used to assist the economic development team moving forward and there is no fiscal impact in Tuesdays action.
PA-1 is a 431.27-acre area in the northwestern part of Brentwood located south of Lone Tree Way and west of Shady Willow Lane and north of Sand Creek Road while being east of Heidorn Ranch Road.
According to the Report, here is a list of the recommendations:
2a: Brentwood should “rightsize” investments and provide “just in time” infrastructure to create as much flexibility as possible to attract the employers of tomorrow.
2b: The city of Brentwood should conduct a targeted market and workforce analysis that will detail employment sectors that match Brentwood residents and whether there are opportunities to attract employers to create a local jobs-housing balance.
2c: The city of Brentwood should pursue commercial and multifamily residential opportunities that connect residents to an authentic agricultural experience.
2d: The city should study the feasibility of an “Ag-Experience Center,” drawing on local ideas, agricultural heritage, and Brentwood products to generate both agricultural tourism and clustering to support the local agricultural sector.
2e: Create “agri-scapes” throughout PA-1 as placemaking landscape features to connect neighborhoods to agricultural heritage.
2f: The city of Brentwood should reengage the broader community to define a “public space framework” for PA-1 that will guide early public infrastructure investments, placemaking, and future master-planning activities.
2g: PA-1 needs to create “front doors” to the site to enhance multi-modal regional connectivity.
2h: Consolidate the BART parking to open more opportunities for placemaking on the east and west sides of SR 4.
2i: Focus placemaking opportunities around the Mokelumne Trail and enhance connectivity and public activity to the southern end of PA-1.
2j: Land uses should be flexible and create complete communities that will activate PA-1 for residents, employees, and visitors.
3a: The city of Brentwood should investigate the feasibility of value-capture financing mechanisms to assist in funding for public open spaces and hard infrastructure.
3b: Use all impact fees generated from commercial and residential development within PA-1 to fund additional PA-1 infrastructure, particularly for multimodal transportation and connectivity.
3c: Seek additional state and federal grants to close the funding gap for the Mokelumne Trail bridge.
3d: Coordinate local and regional advocacy to secure the city of Brentwood’s current Priority Development Area (PDA) application.
3e: Leverage existing RM3 funds and prioritize CCTA sales tax funds for East County Transit extension.
4a: The city of Brentwood should take a leadership position to secure future transit extension to the city and lobby aggressively for funding, particularly for eBART to PA-1.
4b: Revise the PA-1 implementation plan with ongoing landowner participation.
Full Report Under Item D-1: Click here
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