Why does the developer seek a change to the general plan?
On all the parcels of land purchased for the Saranap Village project, the general plan and zoning are inconsistent. The general plan only allows for standalone retailers such as fast-food restaurants, gas stations and stand-alone multi-family. For the Saranap Village project to work, it will need to be rezoned as a Planned Development to implement General Plan policies calling for infill redevelopment, smart growth, and siting people near the places they visit daily. In addition, the general plan calls out Boulevard Way as an “arterial” road and county staff has determined that it should be changed to a “collector” street status to reflect its current operation as a neighborhood road and not as a major thoroughfare bisecting the community.