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General Plan Documents

This is where we will post any and all published General Plan products and 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.

Adopted 2040 General Plan

The General Plan was adopted on May 18, 2023.

Please use the button below to download the Final Plan. 

General Plan Element Drafts
Element
GPAC Draft
Revised GPAC Draft
Public Review Draft
Revised Public Review Draft
Final General Plan
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Policy Document
Needs Assessment

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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.


Revised HCD Review Draft/Public Hearing Draft Housing Element

Use the button below to download the revised HCD Draft Housing Element showing the most recent changes in response to HCD comments. 

This version was presented at public hearings with the Planning Commission and City Council in May 2023.


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

Please use the links below to download the HCD Review Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element.  

Click here to download the Policy Document
Click here to download the Needs Assessment

The City prepared a matrix of responses to public comments. Click here to download this summary. 

Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan Now Available!

Please use the link below to download the Pleasant Hill Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan. The Pleasant Hill 2040 General Plan is a long-range plan that guides decision-making and reflects the community's vision for the future and is intended to provide direction through the year 2040. To leave a comment on the Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan, please use one of the following options:

Online: Click the green comment button on the right of the screen

Email: Send comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mail: 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

Public Review Draft Housing Element

Please use the link below to download the Public Review Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element. This Draft includes both the Housing Element Policy document and the Housing Needs Assessment. Public comments on the Draft will be taken from November 9, 2022 to December 9, 2022. 

GENERAL PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC COMMENTS

Please use the links below to view public comments received during/following a recent General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting.

GPAC Meeting Comments, 10/21/2019

GPAC Meeting Comments, 12/16/2020 

GPAC Meeting Comments, 01/28/2021

 

GENERAL PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS

Notice of Preparation

This Notice of Preparation (NOP) provides a summary of the General Plan Update; includes the City’s preliminary identification of the potential environmental issues to be analyzed in the EIR; and provides information on how to comment on the scope of the EIR.

May 2022 General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC)
Preferred Alternative Memorandum Update

The Preferred Alternative Memo provides an overview of GPAC direction through both the Focus Area and Housing Opportunity Sites processes, followed by a summary comparison of buildout potential between the Existing General Plan Land Use diagram and the Preferred Land Use diagram.

The following is the updated memo that includes recent additions to the Oak Park Focus Area requested by City Council on Monday, May 16, 2022.

March 2020 General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC)
Preferred Alternative Memorandum

The following is the GPAC Preferred Alternative Memorandum that was produced following the February 5, 2020, GPAC Meeting. The memo is an overview of the GPAC direction taken for nine Focus Areas in Pleasant Hill. 

The comment period has closed.
Comments were accepted through July 26, 2020.

Final Vision Statement and Guiding Principles

The following is the Final 2040 General Plan Vision Statement and Guiding Principles which was finalized at the November 19, 2019, GPAC Meeting. The General Plan Vision Statement and Guiding Principles included input from the GPAC, Planning Commission, City Council, and community from the previous pop-up booths, workshops, and online engagement. The General Plan Vision Statement and Guiding Principles will guide the formation of land use alternatives and future goals, policies, and implementation programs in the General Plan.

Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles

The following is the GPAC Draft General Plan Vision Statement and Guiding Principles the GPAC created at the September 25, 2019, GPAC Meeting for community consideration. The GPAC Draft General Plan Vision Statement and Guiding Principles are based on GPAC and community input from the previous pop-up booths and online engagement.

Existing Conditions and Trends Workbook

The Existing Conditions and Trends Workbook provides a snapshot of existing conditions in the City of Pleasant Hill. Use the link below to download and view the Public Draft, published August 2019.

The report is organized into ten chapters:

1. Introduction
2. Demographics
3. Economics & Economy
4. Land Use
5. Housing
6. Transportation and Circulation
7. Public Facilities, Services, & Infrastructure
8. Open Space, Parks & Recreation
9. Environment
10. Hazards and Safety

August 2019 Newsletter: Existing Conditions and Trends

The August newsletter provides an overview of key findings from the Existing Conditions and Trends Workbook.

Newsletter #1: General Plan Overview

Newsletter #1 provides an overview of the General Plan update process and information on how the community will be engaged in the update.

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