Current San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan Meetings (2019)


The San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan (Plan), adopted in 2014, laid the groundwork for development and increased economic activity along the San Pablo Avenue corridor. The City is currently working to update components of the Plan and invites members of the community to participate and provide input. Your participation will help create a more vibrant and connected San Pablo Avenue for all.

Community Meetings


Date/Time: To be determined (TBD)
Location: To be determined (TBD)
Subject: Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting: Architects, Business Owners, Developers, Landowners, Realtors, Other Stakeholders

Date/Time: July 27, 2019 at 10am
Location: Hana Gardens – Senior Center, 10870 San Pablo Avenue
Subject: Community Workshop: The City is soliciting community input and feedback about the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan. Please join us to share your vision/ideas and to discuss the proposed changes.
  • See meeting flyer here
Date/Time: July 29, 2019 at 7pm
Location: City Hall - Council Chambers, 10890 San Pablo Avenue
Subject: Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting: City of El Cerrito Boards/Committees/Commissions
  • See meeting flyer here


Date/Time: May 21, 2019 at 12pm
Location: El Cerrito Royale, 6510 Gladys Ave
Subject: Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting (CAC): El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce
The Community Development Director presented at the Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. The topic of the meeting was the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan, focusing on the many projects that have been approved utilizing the Plan, and the opportunities for new businesses within those new projects. Any member of the business community is invited to participate in upcoming San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan Update workshops and technical advisory meetings.
  • See meeting presentation here

March 21, 2019 7:00 pm
City Hall Council Chambers
On March 21st approximately 25 residents joined staff to receive an update and provide input on the Specific Plan. The majority of the participants said they had not previously participated in public meetings about the Plan. The public had questions and concerns about urban design, parking and about how to attract new businesses to San Pablo Avenue commercial spaces, and had a robust dialogue. City staff will be putting together a schedule for the next phase(s) of the update which will include an additional community workshop, joint study session with the Design Review Board and Planning Commission, and several stakeholder and technical meetings. To monitor and receive more information about the Plan, the Plan’s implementation and the Plan’s update, visit:

See meeting presentation here
See meeting flyer here

February 5, 2015
City Council Study Session
Click here to view e-packet.

January 16, 2019
Design Review Board and Planning Commission Joint Study Session
Click here to view the e-packet.

Questions and Comments
To submit questions or comments, please click here to submit an online form or contact the Planning Division at 510-215-4330.

This effort is made possible through funding from a Metropolitan Transportation Commission Priority Development Area Grant.