The City of Pleasanton is updating its Downtown Specific Plan. This site provides up-to-date information about the project, its schedule, ways to participate, project documents, and City contacts.

A successful Downtown Specific Plan must reflect the ideas and priorities of the whole Pleasanton community, so we invite you to take a look around and share your vision for the future of Downtown Pleasanton. Please check back often for updates, announcements of planning meetings and other ways to participate in plan documents.

Task Force

At its October 4, 2016, meeting, the City Council ratified a ten member ad hoc Downtown Specific Plan Update Task Force comprised of two City Council representatives, two Planning Commissioners, two Pleasanton Downtown Association representatives, one Economic Vitality Committee (EVC) member, and three at-large representatives. The second Planning Commission representative is to be determined, and the newly selected EVC Alternate will be ratified by the City Council in January 2017. The task force members are: 

Project Status

The Pleasanton Downtown Specific Plan process consists of six main steps. Here is the status of each:




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1. Project Start-up and Public Outreach Strategy

2. Issue Identification

3. Existing Conditions, Issues, and Options

4. Alternatives Refinement, Financial and Fiscal Analysis 

5. Draft Specific Plan and Public Review 

6. Specific Plan Adoption 

How you can participate

There are opportunities for community involvement and input at each stage of the planning process. The Planning Commission, City Council, and Task Force will hold work sessions pertaining to the Downtown Specific Plan that are open to the public. Additionally, the City will host several community workshops and post two online surveys on this website to gather public input on the future of the Downtown area at various stages throughout the process. Questions or comments about the plan and process are welcome at any time. Please see the Participate page for more information about getting involved in the planning process.

Planning Area Map

Planning Area Map

The project has officially begun and we are working on material for the first Task Force meeting. Join our mailing list to follow the project’s progress.


The first Task Force Meeting will be held on January 24, 2017 at 6:30pm  in the Remillard Room at 3333 Busch Road. 

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Look for our first online survey, coming February 2017.