Development of a Specific Plan for the North Fremont Commercial Corridor is currently underway. The project area includes the North Fremont Street corridor, which extends from Highway 1 to the west, to Canyon Del Rey (Highway 218) to the east (Planning Area Map). Under California law, local governments can use Specific Plans as tools to plan for needed revitalization and change, both in existing neighborhoods and new development areas. Specific Plans provide greater planning and design guidance than can be included in a General Plan, and they allow local governments the ability to address complex land ownership patterns and infrastructure needs. Specific Plans can jump-start new development in depressed areas, and can ensure that the public gets the quality it desires in any new development.
The vision of the North Fremont Specific Plan is to create a livable community and a revitalized destination point on North Fremont Street for residents and visitors. It will provide guidance for the development of transit-oriented, mixed-use development along the North Fremont Street corridor, as directed by the City of Monterey General Plan goals and policies. This project will be accomplished through creative and direct community engagement.