North Fremont Specific Plan - Adopted April 1, 2014 and amended August 17, 2016

North Fremont SPDevelopment of a Specific Plan for the North Fremont Commercial Corridor is currently underway. The project area includes the North Fremont Street corridor, which extends from Highway 1 to the west, to Canyon Del Rey (Highway 218) to the east (Planning Area Map). Under California law, local governments can use Specific Plans as tools to plan for needed revitalization and change, both in existing neighborhoods and new development areas. Specific Plans provide greater planning and design guidance than can be included in a General Plan, and they allow local governments the ability to address complex land ownership patterns and infrastructure needs. Specific Plans can jump-start new development in depressed areas, and can ensure that the public gets the quality it desires in any new development.

The vision of the North Fremont Specific Plan is to create a livable community and a revitalized destination point on North Fremont Street for residents and visitors.  It will provide guidance for the development of transit-oriented, mixed-use development along the North Fremont Street corridor, as directed by the City of Monterey General Plan goals and policies.  This project will be accomplished through creative and direct community engagement.

Public Meetings, Workshops and Outreach

City Council April 1, 2014 Agenda
Presentation
Minutes
North Fremont Subcommittee March 12, 2014 Agenda
City Council February 18, 2014 Agenda
Presentation
Minutes
Planning Commission Meeting December 10, 2013 Agenda
Presentation
Minutes
Community Meeting- Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center December 4, 2013 Flyer
Architectural Review Committee Meeting November 13, 2013 Agenda
Minutes
Architectural Review Committee Meeting November 6, 2013 Agenda
Minutes
Subcommittee Meeting #13 November 1, 2013 Agenda
Planning Commission Meeting January 22, 2013 Agenda
Presentation
Minutes
Subcommittee Meeting #12 January 9, 2013 Agenda
Subcommittee Meeting #11 November 27, 2012 Agenda
Subcommittee Meeting #10 November 16, 2012 Agenda
Planning Commission Meeting October 23, 2012 Agenda
Subcommittee Meeting #9 October 5, 2012 Agenda
Subcommittee Meeting #8 February 17, 2012 Agenda
Subcommittee Meeting #7 February 2, 2012 Agenda
Subcommittee Meeting #6 June 6, 2011 Workshop Agenda
Subcommittee Meeting #5 May 19, 2011 Workshop Agenda
Subcommittee Meeting #4 April 13, 2011 Workshop Agenda
Workshop #4 – Preferred Alternative November 10, 2010 Workshop Agenda
Workshop Summary
Workshop #3 – Evaluate Alternatives September 22, 2010 Workshop Agenda
Workshop Materials
Workshop Summary
Subcommittee Meeting #3 - Evaluate Alternatives September 13, 2010  
Workshop #2 – Vision and Goals, Formulate Plan Alternatives June 5, 2010 Workshop Summary
Subcommittee Meeting #2 - Review Vision and Goals
May 12, 2010
 
Workshop #1 – Existing Conditions, Issues, Vision, and Goals April 7, 2010 Workshop Summary
Subcommittee Meeting #1 - Review Existing Conditions March 26, 2010  

Land Use and Development - Objectives, Standards and Guidelines

  1. Uses 48
  2. Site Planning 51
    General 51
    Topography 54
    Open space 55
    Trash, Service & Equipment Areas 58
    Parking 59
  3. Building Design, Mass, and Scale 61
  4. Building Materials and Colors 65
  5. Lighting 66
  6. Signs 67


Uses P – Permitted C – Conditionally Permitted
Use Standards Fronting North Fremont Fronting Side Streets or Fairgrounds Road Fronting Bruce Lane or Kolb
Assembly - Major

Assembly - Major

Includes the following:

Small Group Assembly: An establishment offering entertainment, social exchange, religious services, educational training, or other instructional services to groups of twenty to forty-nine persons in a single room. Examples include performance venues, movie theaters, religious institutions, community centers, college or university extension programs, group addiction services, social clubs, community centers, or similar uses.

Large Group Assembly: An establishment offering entertainment, social exchange, religious services, educational training, or other instructional services to groups of fifty or more persons in a single room.

Examples include performance venues, movie theaters, religious institutions, community centers, college or university extension programs, group addiction services, social clubs, community centers, or similar uses.

C P C
Assembly – Minor, First floor

Assembly – Minor, First floor

Includes the following:

Small Instructional Service: An establishment offering classes or educational training to groups of five or fewer students in a single classroom or studio environment. Examples include musical instruction, academic tutoring, and similar uses.

Large Instructional Service: An establishment offering classes, educational training, or other instructional services to groups of six to nineteen students in a single classroom or studio environment. Examples include group exercise training, driving instruction schools, and similar uses.

P P P
Assembly Minor, above first floor

Assembly Minor, above first floor

Includes the following:

Small Instructional Service: An establishment offering classes or educational training to groups of five or fewer students in a single classroom or studio environment. Examples include musical instruction, academic tutoring, and similar uses.

Large Instructional Service: An establishment offering classes, educational training, or other instructional services to groups of six to nineteen students in a single classroom or studio environment. Examples include group exercise training, driving instruction schools, and similar uses

P P C
Food & Beverage Sales - Major

Food & Beverage Sales - Major

Includes the following:

Convenience Store with Beer and Wine Sales: An establishment that contains 5,000 square feet or less of gross floor area and sells food and beverages primarily for consumption off premises, including beer and wine. Operates with a Type 20 Alcohol Sales License.

Convenience Store with Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirit Sales: An establishment that contains 5,000 square feet or less of gross floor area, and sells food and beverages primarily for consumption off premises, including beer, wine and distilled spirits. Operates with a Type 21 Alcohol Sales License. Includes Liquor Stores.

Grocery Store: An establishment that contains more than 5,000 square feet of gross floor area and sells food and non-alcoholic beverages primarily for consumption off of the premises and small recycling facilities within convenience drop off zones, as defined by the California Beverage Container Recycling and litter reduction.

Grocery Store with Beer and Wine Sales: An establishment that contains more than 5,000 square feet of gross floor area, sells food and beverages primarily for consumption off of the premises, including beer and wine. Operates with a Type 20 Alcohol Sales License.

Grocery Store with Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirit Sales: An establishment that contains more than 5,000 square feet of gross floor area and sells food and beverage primarily for consumption off of the premises, including beer, wine and distilled spirits. Operates with a Type 21 Alcohol Sales License.

C C C
Food & Beverage Sales - Minor

Food & Beverage Sales - Minor

Includes the following:

An establishment that contains 5,000 square feet or less of gross floor area and sells food and non-alcoholic beverages primarily for consumption off premises.

P P C
Park and Recreation Facilities

Park and Recreation Facilities

Includes the following:

Park and recreation facilities and support uses (parking, snack bars, etc.).

P P P
Parking Area - Public

Parking Area - Public

Includes the following:

An area, other than a street or other public way, used for the parking of automobiles and available to the public for a fee, free of charge, or as an accommodation for clients or customers.

C C C
Parking - Subgrade

Parking - Subgrade

Includes the following:

Parking under a structure that is below the finished grade of the site.

C C C
Residential, first floor

Residential, first floor

Includes the following:

Residential, Minor: Includes up to two dwelling units on a distinct parcel.

Residential, Major: Includes the following:

Multi-Unit Residential: Three or more dwelling units on a distinct parcel.

Single Room Occupancy Facility: The use of a building, structure, or property that offers four or more units that are defined and regulated as Single Room Occupancy units.

Single Room Occupancy Unit: A residential unit that consists of a sleeping/living room, is part of a multiunit building, lacks individual cooking and/or bathroom facilities, is rented separately and where the tenant maintains sole right of access and control of the unit.

C* P* P*
Residential, above first floor

Residential, above first floor

Includes the following:

Residential, Minor: Includes up to two dwelling units on a distinct parcel.

Residential, Major: Includes the following:

Multi-Unit Residential: Three or more dwelling units on a distinct parcel.

Single Room Occupancy Facility: The use of a building, structure, or property that offers four or more units that are defined and regulated as Single Room Occupancy units.

Single Room Occupancy Unit: A residential unit that consists of a sleeping/living room, is part of a multiunit building, lacks individual cooking and/or bathroom facilities, is rented separately and where the tenant maintains sole right of access and control of the unit.

P* P* P*
Retail sales - Major

Retail sales - Major

Includes the following:

Adult Content Sales: An establishment having as all or a significant portion of its stock books, magazines or other periodicals, films, videotapes, video discs or other such electronic, magnetic, or other means of creating a moving image upon any screen, television or other device, peep shows or other similar devices for use in individual viewing of films on the premises, which books, magazines, periodicals, films, videotapes, video discs, or other means, peep shows or similar devices are substantially devoted to the depiction of sexual activities or specified anatomical areas as defined herein.

Animal Sales: Retail sales of small animals typically considered pets.

Motor Vehicle Sales and Rental: An establishment that offers the sale or rental of new or used automobiles, trucks, recreational vehicles, trailers, boats or other vehicles licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Excludes Motor Vehicle Services.

Outdoor Sales: The retail sales or rental of any merchandise where the gross floor area of the outdoor storage area exceeds 10% of the gross floor area of the enclosed building.

Fuel Sales: An establishment offering the sale of motor fuel for any motor vehicle. Includes gas stations.

Temporary Sales: The use of a property for the sale of merchandise for a period of 60 contiguous days or less. Includes pumpkin sales, Christmas tree sales, swap meets, and similar uses.

P P C
Retail sales - Minor

Retail sales - Minor

Includes the following:

Retail Sales: An establishment that primarily offers new or used goods for purchase by the consumer of such goods, excluding other such establishments more specifically described herein.

P P C
Restaurant - Major

Restaurant - Major

Includes the following:

Restaurant with Bar, Major: An establishment that sells food, beer, wine, and distilled spirits for consumption on the premises and contains a bar area that occupies more than 25% of the restaurant area and more than twenty seats. Operates with a Type 47 Alcohol Sales License.

Bar: An establishment that sells beer, wine or distilled spirits for consumption on the premises and without obligatory food service. Operates with a Type 48 or 61 Alcohol Sales License.

Night Club: An establishment that sells beer, wine or distilled spirits for consumption on the premises without obligatory food service and offers live entertainment. Operates with a Type 48 or 61 Alcohol Sales License.

Social Club with Bar: An establishment occupied by a fraternal, veterans, or similar membership-based organization that sells beer, wine and/or distilled spirits to members and guests only for consumption on the premises. Operate with a Type 51, 52, or 57 Alcohol Sales License.

P P C
Restaurant - Minor

Restaurant - Minor

Includes the following:

Restaurant: An establishment that sells food and nonalcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.

Convenience Restaurant: A restaurant or similar establishment offering food and/or beverages for sale for consumption on or off the premises in disposable containers and from a counter.

Restaurant with Beer and Wine Sales: An establishment that sells food, beer and wine for consumption on the premises and does not contain a bar area. Operates with a Type 40, 41, 42, or 75 Alcohol Sales License.

Restaurant with Bar, Minor: An establishment that sells food, beer and wine for consumption on the premises and contains a bar area that occupies 25% or less of the restaurant area with no more than twenty seats. Operates with a Type 40, 41, 42, or 75 Alcohol Sales License.

P P C
Seating outside - Incidental, major

Seating outside - Incidental, major

Includes the following:

Seating, Outside, Incidental: Seating area not exceeding 150 square feet in size.

Seating, Outside, Major: Seating area over and above 150 square feet in size.

P C C
Service - Minor, first floor

Service - Minor, first floor

Includes the following:

Bank, Retail: Financial institutions that provide retail banking services to individuals and businesses. This classification includes only those institutions engaged in the on site circulation of cash money and includes on or off-site automatic teller machines.

General Service: An establishment offering the direct provision to the customer of personal services including barber and beauty shops, seamstresses, tailors, shoe repair shops, dry cleaning (excluding processing plants), photocopying, mail and packing service centers, self-service laundries, appliance repair, and massage establishments.

Professional Office, Off-site: An establishment offering indirect provision of services on behalf of customers that do not visit the site to receive the service including remote medical or dental laboratories, testing facilities, escort services, telephone call centers, catering services apart from restaurants, and similar uses that do not provide in-person service or interaction with the ultimate recipient of the service.

Professional Offices: An establishment consisting offices providing professional services directly to a customer. This includes architectural or engineering firms, computer software consulting, data management, financial services, interior design, graphic design, real estate, insurance, legal offices, medical/dental offices, on-site medical or dental testing, travel services, and title offices.

P P C
Service - Minor, above first floor

Service - Minor, above first floor

Includes the following:

Bank, Retail: Financial institutions that provide retail banking services to individuals and businesses. This classification includes only those institutions engaged in the on site circulation of cash money and includes on or off-site automatic teller machines.

General Service: An establishment offering the direct provision to the customer of personal services including barber and beauty shops, seamstresses, tailors, shoe repair shops, dry cleaning (excluding processing plants), photocopying, mail and packing service centers, self-service laundries, appliance repair, and massage establishments.

Professional Office, Off-site: An establishment offering indirect provision of services on behalf of customers that do not visit the site to receive the service including remote medical or dental laboratories, testing facilities, escort services, telephone call centers, catering services apart from restaurants, and similar uses that do not provide in-person service or interaction with the ultimate recipient of the service.

Professional Offices: An establishment consisting offices providing professional services directly to a customer. This includes architectural or engineering firms, computer software consulting, data management, financial services, interior design, graphic design, real estate, insurance, legal offices, medical/dental offices, on-site medical or dental testing, travel services, and title offices.

P P C
Temporary uses

Temporary uses

Includes the following:

A use, conducted outdoors or within a completely enclosed building for a period of time, not to exceed 90 consecutive days during any given year.

P P P
Utility, Major

Utility, Major

Includes the following:

Utility-Major (also Major Utility): Includes a public or privately-owned or operated generating plant, electrical substation, above-ground electrical transmission line, switching building, refuse collection, PWS facility, processing, recycling or disposal facility, water reservoir or similar water storage facility, flood control or drainage facility, water or wastewater treatment plant, transportation or rail facility, and similar facilities and the following:

Personal Wireless Service (PWS) Facility: A facility for the provision of PWS, as defined in 47 U.S.C. Section 332(c)(7)(C)(ii). (Ord. 3443 § 4, 2010; Ord. 3278 §1, 5/00).

C C C
Utility, Minor

Utility, Minor

Includes the following:

Includes the following-Minor Utility: Utility facilities that are necessary to support legally established uses and involve only minor structures such as electrical distribution lines and underground water and sewer lines.

P P P
Visitor Accommodation Facility

Visitor Accommodation Facility

Includes the following:

Visitor Accommodation, Major: Any building, portion of any building, or group of buildings in which there are guest rooms or suites, including housekeeping units, for transient guests where lodging with our without meals it provided. Visitor accommodation facilities are those required to pay transient occupancy tax by Article 3, Chapter 35 of this code. Visitor Accommodation - Major includes hotels, motels, beds and breakfast inns, and youth hostels.

Visitor Accommodation, Minor: A facility resulting from the conversion of single-family residences to country inns or bed and breakfast types of use, whereby limited numbers of visitors may obtain accommodations and a single meal upon the premises. Such legally permitted facility must present unique historical and/or architectural feature(s).

As allowed in City Code
* Use Permit Required if Residential density exceeds 30 dwelling units per acre