State law requires that every city and county adopt a comprehensive, long-term General Plan. A General Plan represents the community’s view of its future and is often referred to as a blueprint for growth and development. As a result, local decision makers oftentimes use the goals and policies of the General Plan as a basis on which to formulate land use decisions. The City's General Plan is considered “comprehensive” since it addresses a multitude of land use-related issues. It is also considered “long-term” since it is designed to provide policy guidance for the next 20 years and beyond.
General Plan Documents
- General Plan Revisions
- Table of Contents
- Land Use Element
- Circulation Element (Planned Roadway Network Map)
- Green Element
- Public Services and Facilities Element
- Growth Management Element
- Safety Element
- Noise Element
- Economic Development Element
- Community Design Element
- Housing Element (2014-2021)
- Appendix A - Anaheim Vision
- Appendix B - Bicycle Master Plan
- Appendix C - Colony Design Guidelines
General Plan Update
Housing Element is the only element in the General Plan that is required to be updated every 4 to 8 years. In addition, cities may be required to adopt a new element or update other elements in the General Plan when the State legislature adopts new laws applicable to General Plans. Click here for more information on the City's current efforts on updates to the General Plan.
Environmental Impact Reports
EIR No. 330 (General Plan and Zoning Code Update)
EIR No. 346 (2013 Housing Opportunity Sites Rezoning Project)
Addendums to Environmental Impact Reports
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Streamlining for Infill Projects
The infill streamlining provisions of CEQA were adopted in compliance with Senate Bill (SB) 226 (Simitian, 2011). SB 226 was developed by the California State Legislature to address uncertainty and delay by creating a new streamlining mechanism in CEQA for infill projects that promote a specific set of environmental policy objectives. The broad purposes of SB 226 are two-fold:
- Provide flexibility in project design by basing eligibility on environmental performance rather than prescribing specific project characteristics; and
- Allow infill projects to avoid repetitive environmental analysis of environmental effects that were previously analyzed in a prior Environmental Impact Report for a planning-level decision.
For more information, please visit the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research website.