We want to hear your thoughts and ideas!
The City will be hosting many community outreach and public engagement activities throughout the 30-month process. Below are summaries of events that have already taken place. You can view the Meeting Calendar page for information on upcoming workshops, meetings and other events. Please check back frequently and sign up for Email Updates to stay up to date on the project!
City Council Public Hearing
The City Council held a formal public hearing during the November 19, 2018, meeting to receive community comments and begin discussions and decisions on the General Plan and EIR. The City Council reviewed the General Plan and EIR at its November 5, 2018 meeting. In that meeting, the consultant team provided an overview of both the Draft General Plan and Draft EIR (presentation slides attached). The City Council received public input and provided direction to staff and the consultant team. (Please refer to the Draft November 5, 2018 City Council meeting minutes).
Click the following links to download individual chapters of the draft General Plan:
Table of Contents
Chapter I: Introduction
Chapter II: Community Context
Chapter III: General Plan Principles
Chapter IV: Community Character
Chapter V: Economic Development
Chapter VI: Mobility
Chapter VII: Infrastructure
Chapter VIII: Community Safety
Chapter IX: Healthy People and Healthy Places
Chapter X: Engagement and Enrichment
Chapter XI: Implementation Programs
City Council Study Session
The Burlingame City Council held a Study Session on the Draft General Plan and EIR on Monday, November 5, 2018. At the meeting, City staff and the consultant team provided an overview of both the Draft General Plan and Draft EIR. The City Council asked questions to the team, received public comments and ideas, and provided direction on changes to the Draft General Plan in anticipation of the General Plan returning for adoption on November 19th.
Planning Commission Public Hearing
The Burlingame Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on the Draft General Plan and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on October 22, 2018. At the meeting, the Planning Commission and community had an opportunity to ask questions to staff and consultants about both documents. The Planning Commission unanimously recommended the General Plan and the EIR to the City Council for their review. The Planning Commission did ask for additional detail and follow up meetings to refine General Plan goals related to Historic Resource surveys and review.
The following materials were included in the Planning Commission packet and provide a summary of the Draft General Plan and EIR:
- Staff Report
- Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)
- Exhibit A: Responses and suggested actions to Draft General Plan public comments
- Exhibit B: Draft General Plan public comments – original correspondence
- Exhibit C: Implementation Programs errata/edits
- Exhibit D: 75 CNEL Noise Contour errata/edits
- July 11, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
- Planning Commission Resolution - General Plan (Proposed)
- Planning Commission Resolution - EIR (Proposed)
Community Open House
The City invited the community to an Open House on October 11, 2017, to present the Draft General Plan. The Open House provided an opportunity for the community to learn about the plan, talk with staff and decision makers, and provide comments and ideas.
Draft General Plan Summary (October 2017)
City Council Study Session on Growth
The City Council held a study session on December 7, 2016 from 7-9pm to discuss a proposed buildout scenario for the General Plan, which included projected population, housing, and employment growth through 2040. This meeting followed up on the September study session on the preferred land use alternative.
Agenda (December 2016)
Staff Report (December 2016)
Presentation Slides and Growth Projections (December 2016)
Residential Pipeline Projects (December 2016)
Commercial Pipeline Proejcts (December 2016)
Proposed Land Use Map (December 2016)
Proposed Land Use Designations (December 2016)
City Council Study Session on Land Use
The City Council will held a study session on September 7, 2016, 7-9pm to discuss land use alternatives, population and employment projections, and community engagement input. This meeting followed up on the July study session with the Planning Commission.
Agenda (September 2016)
Staff Report (September 2016)
Consultant Report (September 2016)
Meeting Presentation (September 2016)
Emerging Land Use Concept - reviewed by CAC and Planning Commission (September 2016)
July 13, 2016 PC Study Session Minutes (July 2016)
Planning Commission Study Session on Land Use
The Planning Commission held a study session on July 13, 2016, from 7-9pm to discuss an emerging land use concept, population and employment projections, and community engagement input.
On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the City hosted the second community workshop for Envision Burlingame. It was an open house event in which community members could drop in at any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to review and comment on potential land use and circulation alternatives for key study areas within the city. Participants were given a workbook with specific questions to provide feedback. Burlingame High School students also had an opportunity to showcase their ideas for the Bayfront (see below). For community members who were unable to attend the workshop, an online survey was available through the last week in June which corresponded directly to the workshop materials and workbook. In total, over 240 people participated in the workshop and survey!
City Council and Planning Commission Annual Retreat
The City Council and Planning Commission held an annual Retreat on March 19, 2016, that provided an opportunity for the decision makers to be updated on the project and provide their input on the draft Guiding Principles and Concept Alternatives.
UC Berkeley Student's Train Station Intercept Surveys
In February 2016, a group of UC Berkeley graduate students learning about community and stakeholder engagement held an outreach event at the Burlingame Caltrain station. The focus of this event was to engage commuters and young professionals about their thoughts and perspectives related to the future vision for the city.
Burlingame High School Student's Bayfront Project
In February 2016, a group of Burlingame High School students embarked on a field trip to the Bayfront area to develop design concepts for future changes based on how they use the area.
On Saturday, October 24, 2015, the City hosted the first community workshop on Envision Burlingame. The workshop was held at the Burlingame Recreation Center as an open house—so members of the community were free to drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The workshop provided an opportunity to learn about the community-driven planning process that will update the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. Over 70 members of the community shared their ideas and vision for Burlingame’s future!
The City held a series of neighborhood intercept surveys in June 2015 at Burlingame’s most popular commercial areas to gather information for the Envision Burlingame project. Members of the project team invited people to participate in an interactive exercise that asked them questions about Burlingame using printed poster boards and “voting” stickers. This approach engaged all age groups—especially families with young children—and allowed for informal and educational discussions.
Stakeholder Interviews and Meetings
At the outset of the Envision Burlingame planning process (March-April 2015), the consultant team conducted stakeholder interviews with members of the City Council, Planning Commissioners, business owners, residents and others interested in Burlingame’s plans for the future. This important step in the General Plan process provided an opportunity to understand the Burlingame community, identify desired project outcomes and gain insight into current issues, assets and opportunities.
City Council and Planning Commission Annual Retreat
Agenda (March 2015)
City Council and Planning Commission Annual Retreat (March 2015)