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Thousand OaksBoulevardDRAFT- APRI L27,2009Thousand Oaks BoulevardS P E C I F I C P L A NDRAFT- APRI L27,2009DRAFT- APRI L27,2009Thousand Oaks BoulevardSpecifc PlanAdopted By:Prepared For:Thousand Oaks Boulevard Business Improvement DistrictPrepared By:DRAFT- APRI L27,2009DRAFT- APRI L27,2009

CHAPTER 1 - inTRoduCTion1A.PuRPosE And inTEnT3B.sPECifiC PlAn AdoPTion4C.sPECifiC PlAn AREA sETTing And BoundARy4d.doCumEnT oRgAnizATion6E.BACkgRound91.Previous Planning Efforts92.Thousand oaks Boulevard Association93.Business improvement district104.Community Attitude survey10f.PlAnning PRoCEss121.overview122.Thousand oaks Boulevard Association Review123.Public outreach13g.RElATionsHiP To oTHER RElEvAnT CiTy PlAnning PoliCiEs141.City of Thousand oaks general Plan142.City of Thousand oaks municipal Code153. CivicArtsPlazaSpecifcPlan 184.City of Thousand oaks Architectural design Review guidelines for Commercial Projects195.Resolution no. 91-172 freeway Corridor guidelines196.Resolution no. 70-45Historical and landmark Trees217.Thousand oaks Boulevard Redevelopment Project Area218.City of Thousand oaks Bicycle facilities master Plan229.City of Thousand oaks forestry master Plan23TABlE of ConTEnTsDRAFT- APRI L27,2009TABLEOFCONTENTS

CHAPTER 2 - ExisTing CondiTions25A.ExisTing CondiTions271.Boulevard Conditions272.general Plan303.zoning ordinance314. TraffcandCirculation 325.Economics34B.oPPoRTuniTiEs And ConsTRAinTs361.Potential opportunities362.Potential Constraints38CHAPTER 3 - vision39A.BACkgRound41B.long RAngE vision foR THousAnd oAks BoulEvARd41B.long RAngE vision foR THousAnd oAks BoulEvARd46CHAPTER 4 - lAnd usE 49A.inTRoduCTion51B.lAnd usEs521.Permitted uses522.Regulated uses533.Prohibited uses53C.dEvEloPmEnT sTAndARds641.development standards652.special standards 72d.suPPlEmEnTAl dEsign guidElinEs891.Building form 892.Public Exterior spaces923.Thousand oaks Boulevard Pedestrian Connections944.Public Art955.stand-Alone multi-family Residential development96DRAFT- APRI L27,2009TABLEOFCONTENTS

CHAPTER 5 - CiRCulATion And sTREETsCAPEs105A.inTRoduCTion107B.CiRCulATion1081.vehicle Circulation1082.Parking1103.Bicycle facilities1104.Pedestrian facilities1115.Transit112C.sTREETsCAPE imPRovEmEnT zonEs1131.Thousand oaks Boulevard streetscape Treatment zone1152.Civic Arts Plaza streetscape Treatment zone1273.Enhanced Pedestrian nodes139d.PuBliC signs And gATEwAys1441.logo1452.directional signs1453.street signs1464.gateways146CHAPTER 6 - infRAsTRuCTuRE149A.inTRoduCTion151B.wATER152C.wAsTEwATER153d.sToRm wATER dRAinAgE154E.uTiliTiEs155f.EmERgEnCy sERviCEs1551.fire services155 2.Police services156g.PARks156H.sCHools157DRAFT- APRI L27,2009TABLEOFCONTENTSvCHAPTER 7 - imPlEmEnTATion159A.inTRoduCTion161B.REgulAToRy fRAmEwoRk161C.inCEnTivEs1621.Purpose1622.overview of incentives Program1633.Approval Process165d.imPlEmEnTATion ACTion PlAn1651.Environmental impact Report or mitigated negative declaration1672. SpecifcPlanAdoption 1673.general Plan Amendments1674.Project future Costs1675.streetscapes, Bicycle, and Pedestrian improvements1676.Public Art Program1677.gateways and signs1688.Parking system Program1689.Transit study16910.facade improvement Program16911. BeautifcationRecognitionProgram 169E.finAnCing mECHAnisms And funding souRCEs1701.Redevelopment funds1702.Community development Block grants1713.Business improvement districts 1724.development impact fees 1735.grant funding1736.general fund174DRAFT- APRI L27,2009TABLEOFCONTENTSvCHAPTER 8 - AdminisTRATion175A.inTRoduCTion177B.sPECifiC PlAn AdminisTRATion1771.Permitted land uses1782.nonconforming uses and Buildings1793.Exceptions1814.Compliance with future ordinances1815. Defnitions 182C.sPECifiC PlAn AmEndmEnT184APPEndix A - gEnERAl PlAn ConsisTEnCy mATRixA-1DRAFT- APRI L27,2009vlisT of figuREsfiguRE 1 - sPECifiC PlAn BoundARy5figuRE 2 - ConEjo vAllEy CommuniTy ATTiTudE suRvEy REsulTs11figuRE 3 - fREEwAy CoRRidoR guidElinEs APPliCABiliTy20figuRE 4 - ExisTing CondiTions29figuRE 5 - Bus sToP loCATions35figuRE 6 - REgulATEd usEs TABlE54figuRE 7 - PRoHiBiTEd usEs TABlE58figuRE 8 - sTREETsCAPE TREATmEnT mAP114figuRE 9 - THousAnd oAks BoulEvARd sTREETsCAPE TREATmEnT zonECRoss sECTion116figuRE 10 - THousAnd oAks BoulEvARd sTREETsCAPE TREATmEnT zonEPlAn viEw117figuRE 11 - THousAnd oAks BoulEvARd sTREETsCAPE TREATmEnT zonElAndsCAPing119figuRE 12 - CiviC ARTs PlAzA sTREETsCAPE TREATmEnT mAP128figuRE 13 - CiviC ARTs PlAzA sTREETsCAPE TREATmEnT zonE CRoss sECTion129figuRE 14 - CiviC ARTs PlAzA sTREETsCAPE TREATmEnT zonE PlAn viEw130figuRE 15 - CiviC ARTs PlAzA sTREETsCAPE TREATmEnT zonE lAndsCAPing133figuRE 16 - EnHAnCEd PEdEsTRiAn nodEs 140figuRE 17 - EnHAnCEd PEdEsTRiAn nodE CRoss sECTion142figuRE 18 - EnHAnCEd PEdEsTRiAn nodE PlAn viEw143figuRE 19 - inCEnTivEs TABlE164figuRE 20 - ACTion PlAn166DRAFT- APRI L27,2009

CHAPTER 1 - inTRoduCTionA.PuRPosE And inTEnT3B.sPECifiC PlAn AdoPTion4C.sPECifiC PlAn AREA sETTing And BoundARy4d.doCumEnT oRgAnizATion6E.BACkgRound91.Previous Planning Efforts92.Thousand oaks Boulevard Association93.Business improvement district104.Community Attitude survey10f.PlAnning PRoCEss121.overview122.Thousand oaks Boulevard Association Review123.Public outreach13g.RElATionsHiP To oTHER RElEvAnT CiTy PlAnning PoliCiEs141.City of Thousand oaks general Plan142.City of Thousand oaks municipal Code153. CivicArtsPlazaSpecifcPlan 184.City of Thousand oaks Architectural design Review guidelines for Commercial Projects195.Resolution no. 91-172 freeway Corridor guidelines196.Resolution no. 70-45Historical and landmark Trees217.Thousand oaks Boulevard Redevelopment Project Area218.City of Thousand oaks Bicycle facilities master Plan229.City of Thousand oaks forestry master Plan23DRAFT- APRI L27,2009CHAPTER1

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A.PuRPosE And inTEnTThepurposeoftheThousandOaksBoulevard Specifc Plan (hereafter, Specifc Plan) is to create auniqueandidentifablecommercialcorridorfor Thousand Oaks that is an economically viable, self-sustainable,andpedestrian-friendlydestination. The Thousand Oaks Boulevard Association (TOBA) begantheSpecifcPlanprocesstoinitiateand supportphysicalimprovementsandcodechanges alongtheBoulevardthatareneededtorevtalze andbeautifytheCitysdowntowncore. ASpecifc Plan is a regulatory tool that local governments use toimplementtheCitysGeneralPlanandtoguide development in a localized area.While the General Plan is the primary guide for growth and development inacommunity,aSpecifcPlanisabletofocus ontheunquecharacterstcsofaspecalareaby customizingtheplanningprocessandlanduse regulations to that area.A Specifc Plan is enacted pursuanttoSecton65450etseqoftheCalforna Government Code.An overall goal of this Specifc Plan is the orderly development ofThousandOaksBoulevardinamethodconsistent with the Citys General Plan and, more specifcally, with thecommunitysvisionasdevelopedbyTOBAand supportedbytheCityCouncil.TheSpecifcPlan providesrefnementstoexistingregulationswhere necessary to further the community goals and vision. WhiletheGeneralPlanistheprimaryguidefor growth and development within Thousand Oaks, this Specifc Plan focuses on the corridor in more detail, organzng land use and zonng regulatons by dstrcts. Theintentistogeneratearegulatingdocumentthat promotes more amenities, enhanced architecture and aesthetics, more compatible and complementary uses, andanoverallimprovedidentityforThousandOaks Boulevard.DRAFT- APRI L27,2009CHAPTER14B.sPECifiC PlAn AdoPTionThisSpecifcPlanwasadoptedbyCityCouncil Ordinance(datedXXXX).TheCityofThousand Oaks Muncpal Code sets forth the procedures and contentsforpreparationandadoptionofspecifc plans.These procedures reference the requirements establshedunderStatelawasnotedabove. Uponadoption,theSpecifcPlanimplementsthe adopted General Plan by establishing the land uses, developmentstandards,anddesignguidelinesfor the Specifc Plan Area.C.sPECifiC PlAn AREA sETTing And BoundARyTheCtyofThousandOaksslocatednthe southeasternportionofVenturaCounty,12miles east of the Pacifc Ocean and 39 miles west of Los Angeles.The City consists of 56 square miles and has over 127,000 residents.The Specifc Plan covers an area of over 275 acres in the core of the City of Thousand Oaks.The Specifc PlanAreacloselyfollowstheboundariesofthe ThousandOaksBoulevardBusinessImprovement District and extends along Thousand Oaks Boulevard roughlyfromConejoBoulevard/MoorparkRoadin the west to Duesenburg Drve n the east.FgureshowsthelocationoftheSpecifcPlan Areawithin the Cty of Thousand Oaks. DRAFT- APRI L27,2009I NTRODUCTI ON5 Figure 1Specifc Plan BoundaryDRAFT- APRI L27,2009CHAPTER16d.doCumEnT oRgAnizATionThisSpecifcPlaniscomposedofeightchapters: Introduction,ExistingConditions,Vision,Land Use,StreetscapeImprovements,Infrastructure, Implementation,andPlanAdministration.Each chapter is briefy described below.Additionally, throughout this document photographs and other illustrations are used.These images are in most cases examples of potential improvements and arenotspecifcrecommendationsparticulartoany parcel or development area.Specifcally, the images usedtollustratethevsonanddesgngudelnes should be viewed in reference to the specifc guideline with which the image is associated and not with all of the guidelines within the document.For example, animageusedtoillustrateanencouragedstyleof roof treatment may also contain a site condition that snotencouraged.Thententsforthereaderto focusontheportonsofeachphotohghlghtedby theassociatedtext.Inaddition,thoughanimage mayonlyillustrateaportionoftheguidelinewith whichtheimageisassociated,theintentofthe entireguidelineshouldbemet.Theillustrations depict examples or options for implementation of a recommended policy.1.InTRODUCTIOnTheIntroductiondiscussesthepurpose,intent, and organization of this document.It describes the Specifc Plan Area boundaries and planning process and community outreach associated with the project, aswellastheSpecif

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