What is the General Plan?
Events & Meetings
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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.
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.
Comments or Questions?
Send your questions about the 2040 General Plan Update project to :
Chris Ormsby, AICP —
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