The Rancho San Juan Specific Plan is a blueprint for
the development of a “sustainable” new urban village, within the
County of Monterey, along the northern border of the City of Salinas.
The fully developed 2,581-acre site will provide 4,000 residential
units distributed over a wide variety of unit types and sizes, many
affordable to low- and moderate-income families and targeted to the
workforce of the Salinas Valley. The plan also includes a mixed-use
town center and town square with 373,000 square feet of
retail/community space, a major employment center with over 2.4
million square feet of light industrial/business park use and nearly
243,000 square feet of office development. Community amenities include
over 600 acres of natural or enhanced open space with trail system, a
196-acre, 18-hole golf course, and approximately 75 acres of public
parkland. When fully developed, over a period of approximately twenty
years, Rancho San Juan will be a thriving community of nearly 13,000
people enjoying the advantages of a highly livable, environmental
friendly and socially inclusive community.
Rancho San Juan is
distinguishable in its goal of fostering a sustainable community by
the following characteristics:
compact development pattern adjacent to an existing urban area.
- A wide
choice of housing opportunities that promotes affordable/workforce
major employment center, which provides a jobs/housing balance.
balanced use of land affording the opportunity to live, work, shop,
and recreate within the community.
mixed-use town center, architecturally linked to downtown (Old Town)
self-sufficient, balanced water system with natural flood control,
reclaimed water, and aquifer recharge.
multi-purpose park and open space system provides visual relief,
creates passive and active recreational opportunities, preserves
community based agriculture, enhances biological habitat, and
supports the aquifer recharge system.
Landscape, site design, and development standards promote water and
energy conservation, including passive solar and “Green Building”