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General Plan Update

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A General Plan is a local government's long-term blueprint for the community's vision of future growth. Each city and county in California is required to adopt a general plan and update the plan at regular intervals. Sections 65300 - 65404 and 65590 - 65590.1 of the California Government Code establish the requirements for the minimum contents of the general plan and rules for adoption and subsequent amendments. Together, these portions of state law and General Plan Guidelines that are prepared and maintained by the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research establish the legal framework for the City of Huntington Beach General Plan Update.

The City of Huntington Beach General Plan Update establishes an overall development capacity for the City and serves as a policy guide for determining the appropriate physical development and character of Huntington Beach over an approximate 25-year planning horizon (to 2040).

The General Plan Update is comprised of the following six elements: Land Use, Circulation, Environmental Resources and Conservation, Natural and Environmental Hazards, Noise, and Infrastructure and Public Services. Each Element of the General Plan Update includes goals, policies, and implementation programs that create a roadmap for new housing and job growth, provide guidance for decision makers on allocating resources, and describe the utilization, management, and conservation of natural resources, public services, and infrastructure. The Historic and Cultural Resources, Housing, and Coastal Elements are not a part of the General Plan Update.

The City Council adopted the General Plan Update on October 2, 2017.  Below is a copy of the City Council adopted General Plan Update.

General Plan Update (adopted October 2, 2017)

Final EIR (posted August 4, 2017)


Notice of Availability

Draft EIR

Volume I - Technical Background Report

Volume II - Draft Environmental Impact Report

Volume III - Appendix A NOP and Comment Letters

Volume III - Appendix B Circulation (Traffic) Study

Volume III - Appendix C GHG Inventory Forecast

Volume III - Appendix D Historical Survey

Volume III - Appendix E Cultural Resource

Volume III - Appendix F Coastal Resiliency Program

Volume III - Appendix G GHG Reduction Program

Volume III - Appendix H Natural Environmental Hazards Report

Volume III - Appendix I Citywide Urban Runoff Management Program

Volume III - Appendix J Existing Land Use Survey

Volume III - Appendix K Noise Technical Report

Volume III - Appendix L Econ Development Trends Report

Volume III - Appendix M Fire Study

Volume III - Appendix N Police Study

Volume III - Appendix O Infrastructure Public Facilities Report

Volume III - Appendix P Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

Draft Fiscal Impact Analysis

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