How is parking addressed throughout the Specific Plan area, in the commercial/Technology Park and residential areas? How and where will visitor/public parking be accommodated? Will there be elect

Vehicle parking requirements within the Specific Plan area seek to balance both the need and desire for parking near businesses, shopping and residential uses while also encouraging the use of alternative forms of transportation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimize oversized asphalt parking lots that contribute to urban “heat island” effect.  

For Village Center commercial and Technology Park/office uses, parking requirements are based on a “Parking Use and Needs Statement” prepared by the business owner/applicant as outlined in Table 3.2 and Section 3.5.3.F and 3.5.9.G.6 of the Specific Plan.  The statement includes the known or anticipated number of business employees and anticipated visitors or patrons throughout the day as well as any ride-share or van-pool incentives such as priority parking spaces. The statement is reviewed and ultimately approved by the City Planning Department which will ensure ample parking is provided for business employees and guests onsite and that adjacent uses are not negatively impacted by lack of onsite or adjacent public/on-street parking opportunities.  

The Specific Plan includes “parking maximums” to ensure any particular business does not over-park for their use, resulting in unnecessary paving and oversized parking lots.  Shared parking facilities/lots are encouraged throughout the plan area to minimize the underutilization of land for parking.  Bicycle parking is required for all commercial/office uses and shall be a minimum of 10 percent of the total number of vehicular parking spaces provided by the project (e.g. where 200 vehicle parking spaces are provided, 20 bicycle parking spaces or bike lockers shall be provided onsite in a secured and lighted location).  

For residential uses, onsite parking requirements are as follows:

  • Low Density Residential (i.e. detached single family and duplex development) = 2 garage/covered spaces per unit, minimum
  • Medium Density Residential (i.e. small lot family, townhome and small multifamily/apartment development) = 1 garage/covered space per 1 bedroom unit, 2 garage/covered spaces per 2+ bedroom units, minimum
  • High Density Residential (i.e. apartment, lofts) = 1 space per studio or 1 bedroom unit, 1.5 spaces per 2 bedroom unit, 2 spaces per 3+ bedroom unit; plus 1 guest parking space per 5 units and 1 manager space. 

For high density residential apartments, 1 bike parking space is required per residential unit.  See Specific Plan Table 3.3 for residential parking standards. 

Electric vehicle charging stations are required for all new commercial/office and retail development.  The number of charging stations required is dependent on the square footage of the building. All single family residential development shall have electrical conduit pre-installed for EV charging in each garage.   High density residential development, including apartments shall provide EV charging stations on-site, the number of which will depend on the number of units.  Public EV charging stations will be provided as feasible along key corridors, such as along the east side of Road B adjacent to the 11-acre linear park.   On-street “public” parking will be provided throughout the Plan area including along the east side of Road B and along most primary and local roadways in the commercial and residential zones. 

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1. What are the required project approvals/entitlements, timeline, and process going forward? When can I provide comments?
2. When will the Draft Environmental Impact Report and technical studies be released? When can I comment on this document?
3. When will the Technology Park start construction? What is the anticipated timeline for plan area build out?
4. What are the prospective anchor tenants in the Technology Park? Is there still a need for this type of facility given the “new normal” of working remotely?
5. Will local independent businesses be given priority in locating in the Technology Park? Will the city allocate funds for startup businesses in the plan area?
6. Is the City working with Woodland Community College to focus on long-term workforce development initiatives that will support efforts to train Woodland residents to be competitive for jobs that will
7. Will UC Davis be a development partner, like with Aggie Square in Sacramento?
8. How will the Village Center be developed?
9. What businesses and uses are permitted in the Specific Plan area? Will there be a market or medical clinics, such as an urgent care clinic?
10. When will design of the 11-acre linear park take place? Will there be an opportunity for community input?
11. How wide will the greenbelt be?
12. On the circulation map (Chapter 4, Exhibit 4-2), there is an arrow indicating a future Woodland-Davis bikeway. What is that and when is it planned?
13. How is it ensured that the Tech Park builds out the way it is envisioned today?
14. How much will it cost to build out the project? How is it being funded?
15. Will the housing component have Mello-Roos?
16. How will the Technology Park project impact property taxes in Spring Lake? Will residents in the Technology Park plan area pay the same special tax to the City of Woodland as that paid by residents
17. Has there been any analysis on the potential effect on home/property values in Spring Lake?
18. Will Spring Lake parks be completed before the Technology Park begins construction?
19. Will commercial development in the Technology Park keep pace with residential development? How will this be guaranteed?
20. Will the Specific Plan accommodate a new public elementary school? Where would a school be located and how would it be paid for? How will infrastructure be provided?
21. How does the Specific Plan address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sustainability? Specifically what features will the plan area incorporate to meet the City’s Climate Action Plan goals and GHG
22. How will the existing agricultural uses be impacted by the project and what is the required mitigation to offset those impacts?
23. Is the processing of marijuana allowed in the Specific Plan area? Are their requirements for odor control?
24. Is the applicant team working with the Woodland Tree Foundation for plan area tree planting and placement?
25. Are apartments or “high density” housing included in the Plan Area and where will it be located?
26. What is the plan to make sure that diversity is maintained and to ensure neighborhoods are not designed only for elites and wealthy?
27. How is affordable housing addressed?
28. How is the Specific Plan addressing police and fire safety? Will police and fire response times be adequate in the Tech Park?
29. Will there be a new cell tower given the increased population in this location?
30. Will the project include Public Art?
31. How is parking addressed throughout the Specific Plan area, in the commercial/Technology Park and residential areas? How and where will visitor/public parking be accommodated? Will there be elect
32. Have traffic impacts to Spring Lake been analyzed? How will traffic impacts be addressed?
33. When will CR 25A be completed?
34. Will there be transit options in the Specific Plan, specifically connecting the plan area to UC Davis/City of Davis Amtrak?
35. Why is the South Regional Pond footprint split roughly 50% within the Specific Plan area and 50% outside the Urban Limit Line south of CR 25A?