Responses for Land Use

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Anonymous I encourage the City to adopt a form-based code, such as SmartCode, in at least Downtown Stockton so the City can focus on guiding its physical form instead of bluntly controlling land use. Codes based on regulating land use have led to sprawl, social division by income, and the loss of public gathering spaces; codes based on land use are anathema to encouraging fine-grained infill and a downtown revitalization. Adopting form-based planning standards would allow the City to build on the experience of other California cities like Ventura, which promulgated a Downtown Specific Plan based on form to reduce barriers and develop incentives to encourage redevelopment in its downtown area. 07/13/2017
Dillon Delvo Would it still be possible to include the Little Manila/Chinatown Historic Site area in the general plan for mixed use housing and retail? This area is one of the most neglected parts of Stockton yet contains so much history that is crucial to Filipino American and Chinese American identity. The borders are Lafayette St to the North, Hazelton St. to the South, El Dorado St. to the West, and California St. to the East. 05/24/2017
Dean Plassaras If you truly wish to revitalize downtown then you need to discourage any zoning north of 8 Mile Road that resembles the proverbial " a camel is a horse designed by a committee". The proposed zoning in favor of "job generators" makes no sense at all. The entire city of Stockton is a place for "job generators", not some isolated northern area which by definition constitutes an edge rather than a placeholder for unrealistic goals. 07/18/2018
parbhoo daya My property is single family owned. Should not be classified as commercial. Please edit it. Thanks 08/01/2020
Anonymous Hello I believe to be consistent with the state newly adopted law to make ADU (additional dwelling units) a less restrictive process because of the current crisis of limited housing in CA. The high density zoning should be duplicated with the newly adopted general plan. It is only feasible that given the state of limited housing you would create a plan that allows the potential to create more housing. 07/29/2020
Ryan Swan Something needs to be done now about the traffic situation on Eight Mile road. New areas around Eight Mile keep getting zoned residential, but the road infrastructure isn't being updated to accommodate the heavier traffic flows due to more residential zones. Roads need to be planned out for not only current use but for future use. 07/13/2021