Jun 14, 2021 at 4:00pm

Thank you for attending the third virtual workshop and building on the discussions from the first two workshops on the Focused General Plan Update. Click to view the materials from the workshop. 

Approximately 50 community members attended the workshop. Participants learned about and responded to strategies to address the anticipated housing shortfall in order to meet San Carlos’ housing (RHNA) needs. City staff shared a study that showcased how density (i.e. additional housing units) could be added, while preserving building height and massing in mixed-use zoning districts juxtaposed with single-family neighborhoods.  In response to community concerns over single-family and heavy industrial adjacencies, staff gauged the participant’s reactions to introducing new uses in transitional areas.  The format was similar to the previous workshops with Mayor Laura Parmer-Lohan welcoming the participants followed by presentations from City staff and the MIG consultant team. The workshop included real time polling using a digital tool called Mentimeter, which allowed participants to share comments and feedback resulting in increased engagement.

Please check back soon to view the recorded Zoom meeting, meeting summary, and a download of the comments shared in the chat.

About the Event

Please join us as we continue our conversation to address San Carlos’ current and future housing needs through 2031 in its Housing Element Update at our next virtual workshop on May 26, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.


This workshop will:

  • Recap some of the themes we have heard
  • Share the number of housing units that can be accommodated using the City’s existing zoning and policies
  • Identify the anticipated housing shortfall in reaching the 2,735 new home (RHNA) target
  • Discuss new ideas and strategies to achieve the target


We need your thoughts about the new ideas and strategies!


The results from the workshop will provide specific direction to the team as it plans for San Carlos to successfully meet its housing needs. Please join us on May 26, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM by registering here and check out for more information.