Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision

PAST UPDATES / ACTIONS

01.09.2024 The City Council adopted Resolution No. 03-24 amending the Downtown Dublin Specific Plan to eliminate parking requirements in the Retail District, Transit-Oriented District, and Village Parkway District. The amendments implement recent changes in state law and the recommendations of the Urban Land Institute, and also extend the elimination of parking requirements beyond the state-required one-half-mile radius of the BART station to include all properties within the Downtown Dublin Specific Plan area. 

12.19.2023 The City Council adopted Resolution No. 134-23 amending the General Plan and the Downtown Dublin Specific Plan to further implement the Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision approved by the City Council in 2019. The amendments consist of adding Research and Development as a new land use, increasing the residential allocation by 465 units, decreasing the non-residential allocation by 300,000 square feet, increasing the building height and floor area ratio in "The Core" area of the Retail District, and changing setbacks. No specific development was proposed. An Addendum to the Downtown Dublin Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared that concluded that all potential environmental effects were adequately addressed in the original EIR.

11.6.2023 The City Council received a presentation from City Staff as well as the City's Consultant Urban Field Studio, and the City's Public-Private Partner, American Realty Advisors (ARA), ARA's Development Manager Hines, and ARA's Master Planning Architect Gensler on the proposed implementation of the Downtown Preferred Vision.

10.17.2023 The City Council considered amendments to the General Plan and the Downtown Dublin Specific Plan to further implement the Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision approved by the City Council in 2019. The amendments consist of adding research and development as a new land use, increasing the residential allocation by 465 units, decreasing the non-residential allocation by 300,000 square feet, increasing the height and floor area ratio in "The Core" area of the Retail District, and changes to setbacks. The City Council decided to continue the Public Hearing to a date uncertain.

11.15.2022 The City Council adopted Resolution No. 134-22 amending the Downtown Dublin Specific Plan to specify residential units on three Housing Element sites are allowed by right and not subject to the development pool or community benefit program.

10.18.2022 The City Council received a presentation on updates to the Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision by City Staff as well as the City's Public-Private Partner, American Realty Advisors (ARA), ARA's Development Manager Hines, and ARA's Master Planning Architect Gensler on the proposed implementation of the Downtown Preferred Vision.

11.17.2020 The City Council adopted Resolution No. 121-20 adopting the Downtown Dublin Streetscape Plan and Amending the City of Dublin Streetscape Master Plan.

7.21.2020 The City Council adopted Resolution No. 79-20 amending the Downtown Dublin Specific Plan to create a new street grid in the Retail District, site a town square, combine the remaining allocation of new non-residential square footage from the Transit-Oriented and Retail Districts into one pool, allow lodging in the Retail District, and amend the design guidelines for the core area of the Retail District.

12.3.2019 The City Council adopted Resolution No. 126-19 amending the General Plan and Downtown Dublin Specific Plan to allow an increase in the allowable commercial floor area ratio in the Transit-Oriented and Retail Districts, combine residential dwelling unit allocation into one pool for all three districts and amend the parking standards for the Village Parkway and Transit-Oriented Districts.

11.5.2019 The City Council adopted Resolution No. 115-19 approving the Downtown Preferred Vision.

10.15.2019 The City Council adopted Resolution No. 107-19 approving the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Dublin, ASVRF Acquisitions, LLC, ASVRF Dublin Place, LP, and ASVRF 6960 Amador LP regarding Dublin Place Shopping Center.

2.19.2019 The City Council adopted Resolution No. 12-19 approving the consultant services agreement between the City of Dublin and Urban Field Studio for architectural design services for Downtown Dublin.

9.18.2018 The City Council received an update on the City's economic development efforts to support and enhance Downtown Dublin, which includes a report from the Urban Land Institute's Technical Assistance Panel.

Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision - Site Plan

Please note that a vision is not a plan; it is a guide and future development may be laid out differently.

Adopted Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision - Illustrated Plan

After years of hearing from the community about the need to create a Downtown, the City has invested its resources to fulfill the Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision, which was unanimously approved by the Dublin City Council on November 5, 2019. The Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision provides a roadmap to improving the Retail District of Downtown Dublin over the next 30-50 years and includes three main principles:

  • siting of the town square, an approximately one-acre park envisioned to become Dublin’s social center
  • a new street grid network
  • the Downtown character

The Preferred Vision for Downtown Dublin begins with creating the town square and extending Golden Gate Drive north of Dublin Boulevard within the Dublin Place shopping center (which includes Target, Hobby Lobby, and Burlington Coat Factory). The City is actively working with American Realty Advisors (the majority property owner of the Dublin Place shopping center) in a public-private partnership and expects to develop the new town square within the next five years. 

Although the Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision serves as an aspirational blueprint for potential land uses, it's important to acknowledge that modifications to the Vision may be necessary in response to different constraints. Nonetheless, the core three principles will endure.

Download the Preferred Vision for Downtown Dublin - note this is a large PDF (5 MB).

Click on the images below to download a PDF factsheet on each of the elements:

Land Uses

Adopted Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision - Rendering of Proposed Land Uses

Town Square

Adopted Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision - Rendering of Town Square

Street Grid

Adopted Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision - Rendering of Street Grid Network

Character

Adopted Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision - Rendering of Character
Read more about the background of the Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision on the following webpage.

For more information about the Preferred Vision for Downtown Dublin, please contact the Economic Development Division at 925-833-6650.

Note: The consultants helping the City in this process have considered different configurations of land uses and other economic factors to create the renderings to show one version of what is realistically possible over time. A vision is not a plan; it is a guide and future development won’t necessarily look exactly like renderings shown here.

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