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Downtown Special Planning District


To support the Downtown Specific Plan’s goals and policies, staff is proposing the Downtown Special Planning District (SPD) a zoning tool to remove regulatory barriers that could inhibit housing development in the project area. The new SPD would have area-specific regulations that would include:

  1. Transit supportive heights and densities

  2. New stand-alone surface parking lots prohibited

  3. Auto-oriented uses prohibited

  4. Maximum parking requirements for all commercial uses

  5. Private open space requirements reduced in urban districts and eliminated in the CBD.

View the proposed ordinance in its entirety.

View the list of properties with proposed zoning changes.

Upcoming Public Workshops

Planning and Design Commission
Thursday October 12, 2017 (5:30 p.m.)*
New City Hall - Council Chambers
915 I Street, First Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

*Please note, if you received a notice stating that the Planning and Design Commission Workshop is on Tuesday, October 12th, this is incorrect. The notice should have read, Thursday, October 12th (5:30pm).    

Existing Special Planning Districts and Overlay Zones

Proposed Special Planning Districts


For questions or comments, please contact City planning staff at or (916) 808-7741