The City of Sacramento invites AIA Central Valley members to be a part of the 2035 General Plan update. Your input is essential because a General Plan is only successful if it reflects the goals and priorities of those who work and live in our community.
At the meeting, staff will provide an overview of the key policy changes to the 2035 General Plan Update and then engage participants in order to obtain your feedback on the direction we’re heading with our proposed policy changes.
Weds, February 27, 2013
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
New City Hall Lobby / 915 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
What is the General Plan?
The purpose of the 2035 General Plan is to plan for important community issues, including new growth, housing needs, and environmental protection. Furthermore, this plan will project future demand for infrastructure improvements (sewer, water, roadways, parks, and emergency services.)
Since the current General Plan was adopted in the 2009, some of the implementation measures have been completed but now new opportunities and challenges have arisen. We need an updated plan to manage Sacramento’s future growth, attract high quality businesses and jobs, protect natural resources, conserve energy and water, promote high quality design of buildings and public spaces, provide land for new parks and schools, and maintain public safety and municipal services-all of which contribute to the quality of life that residents have come to expect.
A cornerstone of this project includes several updated policies and programs that will form a blueprint for the physical development of our city through 2035.
What are the proposed changes during this update?
- Incorporate Climate Action Plan (CAP) into General Plan
- Create urban Level of Service (LOS) traffic standards in Mobility Element
- Update Housing Element
- Serves as the City’s housing strategy to address current and future housing needs, particularly those of lower-income households. Includes updated demographic and housing information
- City must ensure it has sufficient vacant residential sites to accommodate its share of the region’s future housing need
- Plan must be certified by the State by fall of 2013
- Will include recommendations for changes to the mixed income and housing trust fund ordinance
- Update Tier 1 Priority Investment Site Inventory (key new growth areas)
- Identify Tier 1 Investment Sites catalytic public infrastructure investment priorities
- Update demographic data/projections consistent with 2035 SACOG MTP
- Update park acreage requirements to better match existing service level