On Going Projects
The City of Newark is currently working on several exciting long-range planning projects. Projects of this magnitude involve developing different plan alternatives, working with community groups and, most importantly, input from the public. We encourage you to get involved in these projects and provide your input as the projects progress.
General Plan Over the past two years staff and consultants have been working to complete an updated General Plan. Numerous community meetings and three joint study sessions with the Newark City Council and Planning Commission were held. Information about the Draft General Plan can be found here.
Dumbarton Transit Oriented Development (formerly known as the Area 2 project). This project area includes 233 acres of land that has contained various industrial, manufacturing, chemical processing and salt production facilities since the early twentieth century. Newark today envisions a transit oriented community built next to a Dumbarton Commuter Rail station. The hope is for a neighborhood that takes advantage of its transit investment to facilitate alternative commutes, dramatically increase pedestrian mobility and to take full advantage of its location and surrounding open space resources. This will create a high quality of life community that is both unique and seamlessly integrates into the existing Newark community. Complete information on this ongoing project can be found here.
Planning Areas 3 and 4 This is an approximately 950 acre site located in southwest Newark and is generally bounded by Mowry Avenue on the north, Cherry Street on the east, Stevenson Boulevard on the south, and salt flats on the west. Planned uses for this area include an 18-hole golf course, approximately 1,200 housing units of various densities, and elementary school, open space wetland mitigation areas, as well as retention of existing light industrial, institutional, and City Fire Station, park, and community center uses. A complete history of this project including reports, plan alternatives, and information on upcoming meetings can be found here.