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2040 General Plan Update

Moval General Plan 2020

What is the General Plan?

Events & Meetings

See the current schedule of meetings and events for the MoVal 2040 General Plan Update.

The General Plan is the City’s long-term blueprint for the community’s vision of future growth.  This General Plan update will be the second comprehensive update in the City’s history. 

The City incorporated in 1984, and at that time the population was 49,702.  By 1988, when the first General Plan was adopted, the population had grown to 90,675.  By the General Plan update in 2006, the City’s population was 165,328. As the City prepares to embark on the comprehensive General Plan update, the City’s current population is 208,297. 

General Plan Update

On October 1, 2019, the City Council gave approval to embark on the comprehensive General Plan update, and selected the firm of Dyett & Bhatia, Inc. to prepare the update.  The firm was selected for this project following a thorough review and rating of multiple proposals submitted to the City in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP). 

The project will achieve a comprehensive update of all of the eight state-mandated General Plan elements, and will include preparation of an Economic Development element.  The project will also include preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the General Plan update. In preparing the documents, Dyett and Bhatia along with their consulting team will provide technical expertise and assistance to City staff on all aspects of the process, including stakeholder and public outreach, visioning, and identification of community issues and goals. 
The project work on the General Plan update commenced in early November with a kick-off meeting and City tour with the consultant team.  On November 19, 2019, the City Council approved appointments to the General Plan Advisory Committee. 

Schedule

The General Plan Update process will take place in four main phases. Phase 1 will encompass project initiation, citywide visioning, and issue identification. In Phase 2, the planning team will propose alternatives to address the issues and opportunities identified in the first phase. Phase 3 will see draft documents created, and in Phase 4, the City Council and Planning Commission will hold hearings for final adoption. Community input will be vital to the process in every phase, from identifying the big themes for the plan to providing input on the final plans.

The entire process will take about a year and a half, and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021.

General plan phase schedule.

Comments or Questions? 

Send your questions about the 2040 General Plan Update project to :
Chris Ormsby, AICP — Senior Planner
chriso@moval.org 
951-413-3229 

Check back for updates and information along with upcoming workshops and meetings.

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For details about meetings and workshops, subscribe to the 2040 General Plan interest list by emailing chriso@moval.org.


 


Events Schedule

  • Pop-up Event:  Wednesday, January 29th at the Moreno Valley Senior Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The MoVal 2040 General Plan update will have a table in the lobby of the Moreno Valley Senior Community Center (25075 Fir Avenue) to obtain your input and feedback about the future of the community. Drop by, say hello, and share your thoughts!
  • Pop-up Event:  Saturday, February 1 at the Inland Empire Census Event, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
    The MoVal 2040 General Plan update will have a table at the Inland Empire Census Event at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick Street.  The event will provide census information and job recruitment opportunities.  Please stop by our table at the event and share your thoughts regarding the future vision of the community! See the event flyer...
  • Pop-up Event: Saturday, February 1 at the Moreno Valley Mall, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    The MoVal 2040 General Plan Update will have a table in the Moreno Valley Mall (first floor near the entrance to Harkins Theaters) to obtain your input and feedback about the future of the community.  Link to map.  Please stop by and share your thoughts! See the event flyer...

  • Pop-Up Event: February 8 at the Hound Town Get Down
    The MoVal 2040 General Plan Update tent will be at Hound Town Get Down on February 8th to hear your thoughts about the future of your community. Drop by, say hello, and share your thoughts!
     
  • See Past Events...
    • Pop-Up Event: December 7th at the Snow Day & Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony — Grinchmas Edition
      Visit the MoVal 2040 booth at the Snow Day & Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony — Grinchmas Edition on December 7th from 9 am – 5:45 p.m. at Conference and Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick Street for information on the upcoming Comprehensive General Plan Update.


Meeting Schedule

  • General Plan Advisory Committee meeting – Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 4 p.m.
    Location:  City Hall, Council Chambers, 14177 Frederick Street  
    See Meeting Agenda
  • City Council Study Session – Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6 p.m. Discussion of Visioning for the General Plan Update – Location: City Hall, Council Chambers, 14177 Frederick Street
    See City Council Agenda portal