Virtual workshop to discuss vision for East Side Innovation District

in Community/Infrastructure

San Carlos residents are invited to attend a virtual workshop on March 24, from 6-8 p.m., to learn more about the East Side Innovation District Vision Plan.

As Climate Magazine reported comprehensively in its February edition, East San Carlos is rapidly changing. Just east of El Camino Real, an area historically home to low-intensity commercial and industrial businesses is now seeing large biotechnology, life sciences and high-tech office developments move in, with wineries and a brewery adding a hospitality sector nearby.

Last year, San Carlos City Council directed city staff to strategies ways to prepare a specific area of the East Side for the changes. The Vision Plan focuses on the area between Old County Road, Highway 101, Holly Street, and Brittan Avenue, known as the East Side Innovation District.

“The overarching goal of this Plan will be to maximize the City’s ability to shape infrastructure, urban design, transportation circulation management and mobility, service provision, open space, present and future land uses, economic development, community benefits, and guide zoning changes,” the city says. “Extensive community outreach will need to be included in the planning process.”

To learn more about the project, visit its dedicated page here. To register for the March 24 workshop, go here.