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Annual Review Process
Pursuant to Policy IP-3.1 in the Envision San José 2040 General Plan, the City holds one Annual Review hearing per year for the Planning Commission and City Council to review and consider privately-initiated amendments to the General Plan. The Annual Review is used to understand the comprehensive impacts of all proposed General Plan Amendments on traffic, the environment, job growth, housing supply, and the City’s fiscal health, among other topics. General Plan Annual Review hearings are tentatively set to go to the Planning Commission by September and City Council by November of each year. Therefore, filing deadlines for General Plan Amendment applications must adhere to the processing schedule and filing deadlines below. 

2017 GENERAL PLAN ANNUAL REVIEW: PROCESSING SCHEDULE

The application window for the 2016 General Plan Amendment Annual Review hearing cycle has closed.
General Plan Amendment requests for the 2017 General Plan Annual Review should be submitted with a completed application and appropriate environmental documents -- most typically an Initial Study or Environmental Impact Report -- to the attention of Jared Hart, Supervising Planner, by 5:00 pm on the following dates:

 Filing Deadline  Environmental Clearance
 With Admin Draft EIR by November 4, 2016  Environmental Impact Report
 With Draft IS by March 10, 2017  Initial Study

If you have any questions regarding the Annual Review process please e-mail Jared Hart, Supervising Planner. 

2016 GENERAL PLAN ANNUAL REVIEW LIST
  
File No. Project Description Location Project Manager  Status Estimated Planning Commission Hearing Date Estimated City Council Hearing Date
GP15-014 General Plan Diagram Amendment to change the Land Use/Transportation Diagram designation from Neighborhood/Community Commercial to Regional Commercial on 9.3 gross acre site (in conjunction with PDC15-028) North of Samaritan Drive, approximately 700 feet south of S. Bascom Drive
Lea Simvoulakis Under Review 09/28/16 11/15/16

GPT15-007

Privately initiated General Plan Text Amendment to amend the Roosevelt Park Urban Village Plan to reduce the minimum commercial FAR from 0.50 to 0.25 and increase maximum height across the entire site to 85 feet on a 2.77 gross acre site Southeast corner of S. 26th Street and E. Santa Clara Street
Justin Daniels Under Review 10/26/16
12/6/16
GP16-002 General Plan Land Use / Transportation Diagram Amendment from (RR) Rural Residential to (RN) Residential Neighborhood designation for residential uses on a 1.33 gross acre site Southeast corner of Almaden Road and Burnside Drive Kimberly Vacca Under Review 09/28/16 11/15/16
GP16-003 General Plan Amendment to the Land Use / Transportation Diagram from OSPH Open Space, Parklands and Habitat designation to RN Residential Neighborhood designation on a 2.28 gross acre site  Southeasterly corner of Winfield Boulevard and Almaden Lake Drive Justin Daniels Under Review 10/26/16 12/6/16
GP16-007 General Plan Amendment to the Land Use / Transportation Diagram from PQP Public-Quasi-Public designation to Neighborhood Community Commercial designation on a 31.56 gross acre site  Northeasterly corner of Yerba Buena Road and San Felipe Road Kimberly Vacca Under Review 09/28/16 11/15/16
 GPT16-001 Privately initiated General Plan Text Amendment to amend the Alviso Specific Plan to change the height restrictions from 40 feet to 65 feet for buildings on a 39.9 gross acre site 4701 N. 1st St
John Tu Under Review 10/26/16 12/6/16
 GP16-008 City-initiated General Plan Amendment to change the Land Use / Transportation Diagram Amendment to Open Space, Parklands and Habitat designation on a 1.66 gross acre site. Western side of South 31st Street between Alum Rock Avenue and East San Antonio Street Jared Hart  Under Review  10/12/16  11/15/16 
 GP16-009 City-initiated General Plan Amendment to change the Transportation Diagram to be consistent with the North San Pedro Streetscape Project Improvements on West Julian Street between North Market Street and Notre Dame Avenue.  West Julian Street between North Market Street and Notre Dame Avenue  Jared Hart  Under Review  9/28/16  11/15/16 
 GP14-008 City-initiated General Plan Amendment request to change the Land Use / Transportation Diagram land use designation from Public / Quasi-Public (Silver Creek Planned Residential Community) to Lower Hillside (Silver Creek Planned Residential Community) on a 3-acre portion of a 2.1 1-acre site. 4200 Dove Hill John Tu  Under Review  10/12/16  11/15/16 
 GPT16-004 City-initiated General Plan Text Amendment to make minor revisions to the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan.  Citywide Kimberly Vacca  Under Review  9/28/16  11/15/16 
 GPT16-005 City-initiated General Plan Text Amendment to include text clarifying how an adopted Urban Village Plan's text and goals and policies can be amended. Citywide  Kimberly Vacca  Under Review  9/28/16  11/15/16 
 GPT16-006 City-initiated General Plan Text Amendment to update the Growth Areas Planned Capacity by Horizon table in Appendix 5.  Citywide  Kimberly Vacca  Under Review  9/28/16  11/15/16 
GPT16-007  City-initiated General Plan Text Amendment to revise Urban Villages Design Policy CD-7.9 to allow more flexibility in building height step down adjacent to single-family residential sites with a Residential Neighborhood designation.  Citywide  Kimberly Vacca  Under Review  9/28/16  11/15/16 
 GPT16-008 City-initiated General Plan Text Amendment to amend the Mixed Use Commercial land use designation to have a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 0.5 to 4.5 FAR for mixed-use projects and a 0.25 to 4.5 FAR for stand-alone commercial projects.  Citywide  Kimberly Vacca  Under Review  9/28/16  11/15/16 
*last updated August 25, 2016

2015 General Plan Annual Performance Review

On December 8, 2015, City Council considered for acceptance the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan 2015 Annual Performance Review. The report provides an update on the City's progress in achieving Major Strategies identified in the General Plan.
 
Archived General Plan Annual Performance Reviews

2013: Annual Performance Review