City of Pleasant Hill

General Plan 2040

The Journey Begins Here


The General Plan Update is a pivotal opportunity to shape the future of Pleasant Hill.  Through the Update process, the City and consulting team, with input from the public and stakeholders, will consider many new, pertinent topics, including climate change, adaptation, and public health, to ensure Pleasant Hill is positioned to achieve its vision for the future.

As this project progresses, this website will be your primary source for information related to the General Plan Update, including an overview of the basics of a general plan to get you oriented to this process,  project documents, and meeting dates and times.

The General Plan Process

City Council Hearing on the 2040 General Plan, 2023-2031 Housing Element Update and the Associated Environmental Impact Report

Draft Housing Element and General Plan

Use the buttons below to download the Draft General Plan or Housing Element showing the most recent changes. 

Environmental Documents Available now!

Use the buttons below to download the Final Environmental Impact Report and associated documents. 

HCD Comment Letter on the Draft Housing Element Update

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) completed it's 90-day review of the Draft Housing Element on March 23, 2023.

Click the link to download HCD's formal comment letter on the Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element Update.

HCD Review Draft Housing Element

The HCD Review Draft Housing Element was sent to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review on December 24, 2022. HCD has 90-day to review the document and provide comments to the City.

The Draft Housing Element consists of two parts. The Policy Document and the Needs Assessment.

The Policy Document states goals, policies, implementing programs, and quantified objectives for the development, rehabilitation, and preservation of housing.

The Needs Assessment identifies and analyzes existing and projected housing needs to inform policy development. Within this document, the Resources section provides a list of sites for housing development that are adequate to accommodate the City’s regional housing needs allocation.

Click the button below to download a summary of revisions made to the Draft Housing Element based on comments received during the public review period, held from November 9, 2022 to December 9, 2022. 

City of Pleasant Hill

General Plan 2040

Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan Available Now!

The City of Pleasant Hill Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan has been released! The Pleasant Hill 2040 General Plan is a long-range plan that guides decision-making and established rules and standards for new development and city improvements. It reflects the community's vision for the future and is intended to provide direction through the year 2040. The 2040 General Plan process, which began in March 2019, included several community engagement events where community input was solicited to help guide the future of the City.

A copy of the Public Review Draft General Plan may also be reviewed at the City of Pleasant Hill Planning Division, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.

We welcome your feedback on the Pleasant Hill Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan!

To submit comments on the Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan, please either use the green comment button on the right of the screen or email the City of Pleasant Hill Planning Division (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

You can also send written comments to the following address:

City of Pleasant Hill Planning Division
Attn: Troy Fujimoto, City Planner 100 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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