City of Pleasant Hill

General Plan 2040

City of Pleasant Hill

General Plan 2040

The Journey Begins Here

Welcome

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

Planning commission hearing

On Tuesday, June 25th, the City of Pleasant Hill Planning Commission held a study session to review and discuss the Draft Pleasant Hill Zoning Ordinance Update. The meeting provided the Planning Commission and public with the opportunity to provide preliminary feedback on the updated Zoning Ordinance sections. The following three, draft sections of the Zoning Ordinance were discussed: 1.) Enactment and Applicability of the Zoning Ordinance, 2.) Permit and Entitlement Processing Procedures, and 3.) Zoning Regulations Applicable to All Zoning Districts.

Couldn't make it? View the documents below

The Planning Commission reviewed the following documents.

2023-2031 HOUSING ELEMENT CERTIFIED BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

On November 22, 2023, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) certified the City's 2023-2031 Housing Element, finding it in substantial compliance with State Housing Element Law. Use the buttons below to download the final certified Housing Element, as well as HCD's certification letter.


Revised Adopted Housing Element Submitted to HCD for Review

Following adoption of the Housing Element on May 18, 2023, the City submitted the Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for 60-day review. On July 31, 2023, the City received a comment letter from HCD indicating the remaining revisions needed to achieve certification and full compliance with State law. 

The City revised the Housing Element to respond to each of HCD's comments and held a study session with the City Council on October 16, 2023 to review and discuss the changes. Following the study session, the City posted the Revised Adopted Housing Element for public comment from October 18, 2023, to October 25, 2023, as required by State law. In response to comments received, the City revised the Element to summarize and incorporate public input and resubmitted the Housing Element to HCD for 60-day review and certification.

Please use the buttons below to view the Revised Housing Element submitted to HCD, as well as the public comments received prior to the City Council study session and during the 7-day review period.

Planning Commission Study Session on Mixed-Use and Multi-Family development standards

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, the City of Pleasant Hill Planning Commission held a study session to review the new mixed-use and multi-family residential zoning ordinance provisions. The intent of this study session was to begin the discussion of establishing new zoning ordinance provisions that implement the 2023-2031 Housing Element. This includes rezoning Housing Opportunity sites, including adding development provisions. Following the presentation, the Planning Commissoin heard public comments, discussed the proposed responses, and provided comments to City staff.

Adopted 2040 General Plan

The General Plan was adopted on May 18, 2023.

Please use the button below to download the Final Plan. 

HCD Comment Letter on the Adopted Housing Element Update

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) completed it's 60-day review of the Adopted Housing Element on July 31, 2023.

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


Adopted Housing Element

The Housing Element was adopted on May 18, 2023, and submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for 60-day review and comment.

Use the button below to download the Adopted Housing Element.

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. 

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