Village plan on council agenda Aug. 17


After more than a year of study, the Saratoga City Council will hear the planning commission’s recommendations for the design and character of the Village on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

The council will consider phase 2 of the Village Policy Update at its regular meeting.

Two main opportunity sites that the commission identified at its last Village Visioning study session were the Saratoga Village Center—formerly known as the Buy and Save center—and the land that Rockin’ Kidz sits on.

Over the past 18 months, the city of Saratoga asked for community input to review and update policies that shape the Village vision. Design elements like heights of buildings and color schemes have been discussed. From these discussions, the commission developed its recommendations.

The most modern Village Plan was originally adopted in 1988, followed by the Village Design Guidelines in 1991, used as a framework for development and renovation.

Phase 1 of the commission’s recommendations was approved by the city council in April. That phase focused on the Village vision and parking circulation.

As with other phases, the public will have an opportunity to address the council at the meeting for Phase 2. Council meetings are at Saratoga City Hall, 13777 Fruitvale Ave. The council meeting is on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m.

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