Land uses within Downtown Pittsburg are governed by the CP (Pedestrian Commercial) Zoning District, which is further divided into two sub-districts, CP-1 and CP-2 (see maps below).
On August 7, 2017, the City Council adopted an amendment to the CP-1 District regulations in order to allow "Personal Services" and "Personal Improvement Services" within the CP-1 District, subject to limitations. These new uses in the CP-1 District will not only require a use permit approval by the Planning Commission, but they will also need to demonstrate how they will support the City's goals for creating:
"a vibrant, economically prosperous, visually interesting, and engaging pedestrian oriented atmosphere along the primary downtown corridor."
Since 2013, the Land Use Subcommittee has been discussing and reviewing potential options for modification of the CP District standards in order to help decrease commercial vacancies in the downtown. On August 1, 2017, the subcommittee directed staff to explore a possible consolidation of the CP District in order to provide more flexibility for new uses that want to locate into the existing CP-1 zoned areas.
Additional amendments to the CP-District may be forthcoming, so please stay tuned for updates, and sign up for City eNews (check the "Public Notices" box, under the News category) to stay informed on upcoming action items related to the CP District.
Planning Staff Contact:
Jordan Davis, AICP, Associate Planner
City of Pittsburg Planning Division
65 Civic Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565