Upper Westside Specific Plan

​Project Summary​

The Upper Westside Specific Plan (Upper Westside) application was accepted and initiated by the Board of Supervisors on February 26, 2019.

The application will require the approval of General Plan amendments to move the Urban Services Boundary (USB) and Urban Policy Area (UPA) and to am​​end the Land Use Diagram, and adoption of the Specific Plan. Other entitlements may be identified as the master-planning process progresses.

Upper Westside's initial boundaries encompass approximately 2,000 acres located north of Interstate 80 between the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento River in the Natomas community. This area was formerly referred to as the “Boot Precinct" in the Natomas Joint Vision.

The land use plan submitted for initiation included approximately 10,000 residential units and 5,000,000 square feet of commercial, with acreage set aside for schools, parks, urban farms/greenbelts, flood control, and open space.

Project Stat​us

County staff is working with the applicant, the Technical Advisory Committee and the public to kick-off the master-planning process for Upper Westside. ​

Neighborhood Meetings

The County will hold four separate neighborhood meetings for residents to learn more about the Upper Westside Specific Plan and discuss their thoughts. One meeting will be held for each of the geographic areas surrounding the Upper Westside project (see map​).

The first neighborhood meeting was held for the "North" area in August, and the second was held for the "East" area in September. The next meeting will be for the "South" area, which includes the neighborhoods of Garden Highway (south of Interstate 80), Gateway Oaks, Gateway Oaks Dr, Provence, Swallows Nest, and Willowcreek.

Each meeting will be the same format. The meetings will begin with a presentation led by County staff, followed by an open house where County staff will receive feedback and answer questions.


  • When: October 9, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (South RSVP)
  • Where: Leroy Greene Academy, 2950 W. River Drive, Sacramento, CA


  • When: November 5, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (West RSVP​)
  • Where: NP3 High School, 3700 Del Paso Road, Sacramento, CA

Please RSVP for the meeting you plan on attending so that we can be prepared for the number of attendees. The RSVP link will provide you with a "ticket", but please note that the meetings are open to the public and you will not need to have or bring a ticket to attend.

Project Documents

Upper Westside Frequently Asked Questio​ns (FAQ)

Master Plan Initiation - February 26, 2019 (view video​)

Open House - June 11, 2019

Other project material may be​ found on the Planning Projects Viewer​.

Airport Comments

As part of the initiation of the master-planning process, many comments were received about Sacramento International Airport. The Sacramento County Department of Airports maintains several webpages to inform and work with the community regarding the Airport. These pages include:

Additionally, the master-planning process will include an analysis of the project's impacts on adopted land use plans, including the Sacramento International Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP), which identifies zones for safety, noise contours, and height restrictions, along with associated compatible land uses.


​Todd Taylor, Associate Planner

(916) 874-3125


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