On May 14, 2018 the City Council approved the Isabel Neighborhood Specific Plan contingent on the BART Board of Directors approving an extension of conventional BART to Isabel. Since BART rejected the Livermore Extension, the Isabel Neighborhood Plan will not go into effect.
The Plan would guide future development in the area surrounding the proposed BART station, should the BART Board decide to extend full BART service to Isabel Avenue. Objectives of the Plan are to create a complete, walkable neighborhood that complements the BART station and addresses citywide goals for increasing housing options, transportation choices, and job opportunities.
The Isabel Neighborhood Specific Plan would allow development of 4,095 new multi-family housing units and approximately 2.1 million square feet of net new office, business park, and commercial development (including a neighborhood commercial center). It also envisions three new neighborhood parks, pedestrian and bike facilities, and infrastructure improvements. The majority of changes are focused around the future BART station, which would be located in the median of I-580, just east of Isabel Avenue. The Plan includes a phasing program that is tied to the progress of the BART to Livermore Extension Project. In addition, the proposed Plan includes amendments to the existing General Plan Scenic Corridor and Airport Protection Area policies, among other required amendments.
The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Isabel Neighborhood Specific Plan was available for public comment Friday, January 12, 2018 through Monday, February 26, 2018. The Final EIR was released on April 17, 2018. Copies of the Draft, Final EIR, and Specific Plan are available in printed form at the City of Livermore City Hall at 1052 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550 and Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550.
Please refer to the "INP Project Background" page for additional information.