Folsom Boulevard Specific Plan

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2013 Amendment

The extensive amendment to the Folsom Boulevard Specific Plan is now complete! Over the past several months, staff reached out to stakeholders and worked with decision makers to re-draft the Folsom Boulevard Specific Plan. The effort was aimed at resetting the vision for Folsom Boulevard and making the Specific Plan easier to understand and more user-friendly for our customers.

The Folsom Boulevard Specific Plan (FBSP) was originally adopted in 2006 with overall vision, goals, and policies for Folsom Boulevard. The FBSP covers an approximate four mile length along Folsom Boulevard between Bradshaw Road and Sunrise Boulevard and includes all parcels with frontage on the Boulevard as well as some parcels that are contiguous with the fronting parcels. The vision for Folsom Boulevard established in 2006 was to repurpose, revitalize, and transform the corridor into a more vibrant urban place with “pulse points” of activity centered around existing and planned future light rail stops.

Recognizing the changes in the economy and challenges faced by property and business owners along the Boulevard over the last several years, the City Council has prioritized the 2013 substantial amendment to the FBSP to:

  • Update the current vision for Folsom Boulevard
  • Retain 4 of the 5 existing pulse points and define the priorities for these development areas
  • Allow but not require residential development
  • Retain design standards for the corridor to ensure high quality projects that reach beyond conventional standards
  • Maintain some specific commercial use restrictions
  • Treat existing development and new development differently
  • Ensure grant funding qualifications can still be met for future projects


  • December, 2013: Specific Plan Amendment, Substantial Amendment
  • February, 2012 : Specific Plan Amendment, Building Replacement Policy
  • August, 2011 : Specific Plan Amendment, UR-3 District Established
  • June, 2009 : Specific Plan Amendment, UR-1 and UR-2 Districts Established
  • July, 2008 : Specific Plan Amendment, Development Standards Adopted
  • November, 2006 : Specific Plan Adoption, Zoning Designations Adopted

To view the Folsom Boulevard Specific Plan, please click on the links below:

Entire Folsom Boulevard Specific Plan 

Table of Contents

Vision and Plan Goals

  1. Chapter 1 - Introduction
  2. Chapter 2 - Land Use Plan and Allowed Uses
  3. Chapter 3 - Project Review
  4. Chapter 4 - Development Standards
  5. Chapter 5 - Opportunity Sites
  6. Chapter 6 - Public Improvements
  7. Chapter 7 - Implementation Strategy
  8. Chapter 8 - Glossary

For further information on the Specific Plan, please refer to the following pages:

Related documents and old resources, including the Folsom Boulevard Specific Plan adopted in 2006, can be found under Folsom Boulevard Resources

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