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If you have questions about the adopted plan, please contact William Gibson, Planner, at (628) 222-3082 or

The County of San Mateo has adopted an updated North Fair Oaks Community Plan. North Fair Oaks is an unincorporated part of San Mateo County comprising approximately 798 acres, bounded by the cities of Redwood City to the north, west and southwest, Atherton to the east, and Menlo Park to the northeast.  The updated Community Plan establishes the vision, goals for the development and physical composition of North Fair Oaks for the next 25 to 30 years, and incorporates new policies, programs, regulations and strategies to meet the needs of current and future residents and workers.  The updated Community Plan's policies and provisions address land use, circulation and parking, infrastructure, health and wellness, housing, economic development, and design guidelines.  The Community Plan Update includes changes to allowed land uses and development types and intensities, including new land use designations for five identified Opportunity Areas, which due to their location, mix and intensity of existing development, and access to transportation and infrastructure, have the most potential for change. The updated Plan, available for review from the links below, is based on extensive public outreach, analysis of community conditions, needs, and goals, and created with the participation of North Fair Oaks residents and the guidance of a steering committee made up of stakeholders with knowledge and experience in North Fair Oaks.

The County Board of Supervisors adopted the Community Plan on November 15, 2011.

The County has also undertaken environmental analysis of the Plan, in the form of a Final Environmental Impact Report, which was certified by the Board of Supervisors on November 15, 2011.