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Help Us Shape the Future of Downtown San Carlos

Take the Survey Now

(Available until April 30, 2023)

Your feedback will help the City of San Carlos direct changes to the look and feel of downtown San Carlos. This survey includes concepts for the 700 block of Laurel Street, Harrington Park, improvements to alleyways, and a new, future plaza along the 600 block of Laurel Street. Information in this survey is the same as presented in the February 15 Community Workshop and the March 4 Open House; if you missed either of these, we highly encourage you to take part in shaping the future of downtown.

Click here to take the survey and scroll through the graphics and illustrations, and share your input by responding to the prompts.

We look forward to hearing from you! A good plan involves everyone!

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San Carlos Downtown Specific Plan

In partnership with the San Carlos community, the City is creating a plan for Downtown San Carlos that meets the needs of the community and businesses, now and into the future. The decisions we make collaboratively will shape Downtown San Carlos for years to come. This planning process began in March of 2022.


The plan's focus is Downtown San Carlos, which is defined as Laurel Street, El Camino Real, and the cross streets from Holly Street to Greenwood Avenue.

Plan Area Map 


What Will the Downtown Specific Plan Include?

The Downtown Specific Plan will be a policy document that will:

  • Establish a vision for the future of Downtown

  • Shape the look, feel, and function of Downtown

  • Define the right balance of businesses and housing

  • Increase the economic vitality of Downtown businesses

  • Consider building design and heights 

  • Enliven the existing parklets and parks, and consider locations for additional community gathering spaces

  • Improve walking, bicycling, and driving in Downtown, including exploring whether to keep Laurel Street closed to automobiles and traffic

  • Increase connections from Downtown to surrounding neighborhoods and destinations

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