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South San Francisco, CA

2023 APA Northern California Comprehensive Plan, Small Jurisdiction Award of Excellence 


The City of South San Francisco is home to over 65,000 people with many family-friendly neighborhoods and beautiful parks. It is also the hub of the region's biotech industry and home to many other large employers. While the biotech industry thrives, many residents suffer from higher rates of poverty and lower health care access than the County as a whole. Coupled with an anticipated increased in flooding and sea level rise, these intersecting issues present complex challenges that require dedication and planning.

Raimi + Associates is leading a multi-disciplinary team of consultants to prepare comprehensive updates for the City's General Plan, Environmental Impact Report, and Zoning Code. Through a robust and inclusive community engagement process, the City and its partners hope to engage residents in a meaningful discussion about balancing economic development, sustainability, and quality of life. The General Plan Update will cover a broad range of topics, including Land use + Community Design, Mobility + Circulation, Housing, Economic Development, Social Equity, Parks + Recreation, Conservation + Open Space, Public Facilities, Services + Infrastructure, Noise, Sustainability + Climate Change Adaptation, and Community Safety + Public Health.

Client: City of South San Francisco

Timeframe: 2019 - 2022


       Click here to view the final plan!


  • Create a comprehensive vision for growth and development;


  • Ensure equitable distribution of amenities, goods, and services


  • Address sustainability issues and prepare for the potential impacss of climate


  • Maintain the overall identity and quality of life in South San Francisco

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