Seaside General Plan Update
Located on the Monterey Peninsula and home to the former Fort Ord military base, Seaside is a proudly-diverse community surrounded by natural resources and emerging economic opportunities. The City is a regional destination with access to a rapidly-growing California State University at Monterey Bay, the recently-opened Fort Ord National Monument, and a burgeoning arts and music culture. The General Plan builds on these unique assets, re-establishing Broadway Avenue as downtown and weaving new, complete communities on former Fort Ord lands with existing Seaside neighborhoods.
Raimi + Associates is leading a multi-disciplinary team of consultants in the preparation of the General Plan, Environmental Impact Report, Housing Element, and zoning ordinance updates. Called “Seaside 2040,” the General Plan update included a robust community engagement and collaboration process to enable all Seaside residents to create a common vision for the City’s future. Seaside 2040 included alternatives for key change areas in City, form-based General Plan designations, and extensive policy and program development. Equity, sustainability, shared economic prosperity, collaboration, and innovation are centrally embedded in the General Plan goals, policies, and actions.
Client: City of Seaside
Timeframe: 2016 - present
Extensive, multi-lingual community engagement and collaboration process including workshops, open houses, online-surveys, and a community-led task force.
Form-based General Plan designations that address urban design in addition to land use.
Healthy and Sustainable Community Element that ties together environmental justice, health, climate change, and equity solutions.
Zoning code updates to bring the policies, development standards, and regulations into conformance with the Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan.