The County Planning and Building Department and the City and Regional Planning Department at California Polytechnic State University are teaming up to update the San Miguel Community Plan. The last comprehensive update to the community plan was in 1981. When adopted by the County, the plan will help shape new growth, enhance the quality of life, and bring new vitality to San Miguel.
The San Miguel Community Plan update is a comprehensive, community-based. The plan will address these general areas:
-community vision, goals, and needs
-mix of housing types and densities
-land use needs and desires
-transportation needs, including a traffic and circulation analysis
-infrastructure needs and financing
-economic development opportunities and alternatives
-public and health services
-commercial and residential multi-family design standards
-opportunities for attracting new employment centers
-protection of important agricultural lands and activities in the surrounding area
-protection of important plant and animal habitats in the surrounding area
-ways to implement the plan and programs
The first public workshop was held on Saturday, October 23rd in San Miguel at the Mission Parish Center. Attendees provided a lot of good information as well as their views on how the community should grow in the future. Main areas of discussion centered on what areas should be preserved, what areas should be improved, what type of new development would be desirable, and where that development could be located. The next public workshop is scheduled for December 1, 2010 also at the Mission Paris Center. Feedback will be provided from results of the first workshop and alternative plan concepts will be discussed.