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The City will be providing opportunities for community involvement at each step in the development of the General Plan Update.  The information below will be updated as new activities are announced.

upcoming meeting!

Planning commission hearing
November 29, 2023 @ 6:30

The City of Pleasant Hill Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to review and make a recommendation to City Council on the draft mixed-use and multi-family residential zoning ordinance provisions. These additional provisions are necessary for the implementation of the 2023-2031 Housing Element. The draft provisions include the rezoning of Housing Opportunity sites, the establishment of new mixed-use zones, and the revision of current multi-family zones. A more extensive amendment to the zoning ordinance will take place at a later date to align with the recently adopted 2040 General Plan Update.

When: Wednesday, November 29, at 6:30 p.m.

Where: City Hall, City Council Chambers, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

PLANNING COMMISSION STUDY SESSION!

The City of Pleasant Hill Planning Commission held a study session to review a draft of 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. A more comprehensive zoning ordinance amendment will occur at a later date that will address the recently adopted 2040 General Plan Update.

City Council Study Session on Housing Element HCD Comments and Proposed Responses

On Monday, October 16, 2023, the City of Pleasant Hill City Council held a study session hybrid meeting to review the State of California Housing and Community Development (HCD) comments received on the City-approved Pleasant Hill Housing Element 2023-2031 (6th Cycle).  The meeting included an overview of HCD comments received and a summary of proposed City responses. Following the presentation, the City Council heard public comments, discussed the proposed responses, and provided comments to City staff. 

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

The City of Pleasant Hill City Council conducted a public hearing on Thursday, May 18, 2023, starting at the special start time of 5:00 PM, to consider adoption of the:

  • General Plan Update & Housing Element Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
  • 2040 General Plan Update
  • 2023-2031 Housing Element Update

Following a presentation, public input, and discussion, the City Council adopted each of the documents listed above. 

Meeting materials are listed below and provided here
City Council Staff Report Printout
Attachment A - Proposed CC Resolution - CEQA and MMRP
Attachment B - Proposed CC Reso Project General Plan
Attachment C - Proposed CC Reso Project Housing Element
Attachment D - Revised 2040 General Plan (Strikeout and Underline)
Attachment E - Summary of Modifications to General Plan with PC Rec
Attachment F- Revised Housing Element
Attachment G - Summary of Modifications to Housing Element
Attachment H - 4-12-23 GPAC Memo & Attachments
Attachment I - Final PC Reso General Plan
Attachment J - Final PC Reso Housing Element
Attachment K - Draft EIR
Attachment L - Draft EIR Appendices
Attachment M - Final EIR
Attachment N - Mitigation Monitoring Reporting Program
Attachment O - CEQA Related Responses to Public Comments
Attachment P - CC Notice
Attachment Q - Public Comments

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. 

Planning Commission Hearing on the General Plan and 
Housing Element Update

The City of Pleasant Hill Planning Commission held a special meeting to conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 6:30PM to consider a recommendation to the City Council on the approval and adoption of the:

  • General Plan Update & Housing Element Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
  • 2040 General Plan Update
  • 2023-2031 Housing Element Update

General Plan Advisory Committee
Topic: Housing Element Update

Held: April 12, 2023

The City of Pleasant Hill General Plan Advisory Committee held a meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, to review feedback from the State of California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) on the City of Pleasant Hill Draft Housing Element. This meeting provided an overview of HCD comments and considered modifications to the Draft Housing Element Housing Opportunity Sites in direct response to HCD comments.

Agenda and Staff Report: Click Here to View

Joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting
held December 13th, 2022

The City of Pleasant Hill held a joint City Council and Planning Commission meeting (through virtual, tele/video only) to review and collect public comments on the Public Review Draft 2023-2031 (6th Cycle) Housing Element on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, starting at 6:30PM. The meeting included a presentation summarizing the Housing Element, key findings, and new implementation actions to address housing needs. Following the presentation, the Planning Commission and City Council heard public comments, discussed the Draft, and provided comments to City staff.

General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting

Held: July 27, 2022

Topic: GPAC Draft Land Use Element

Agenda: Download Here


Housing Element Townhall

On October 27, 2021, Mayor Noack and Councilmember Carlson hosted a Townhall meeting to discuss the Housing Element Update, the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), and the incentives for Housing Element compliance. The virtual meeting included an introductory presentation followed by public questions and comments.

Click here to view the presentation slides. 

Meetings


Community Workshops
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Date
Flyer
Presentation
Minutes
Other Materials
Housing Element Workshop
July 14, 2021
@ 5:30
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General Plan Pop-Up Booth #1
August 4, 2019
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General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC)
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Presentation
Minutes
Other Materials
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GPAC Meeting #9 December 16, 2020 agenda_green.png?1538179252 presentation_grey.png?1538179268 doc_grey.png?1538179257 paper_grey.png?1538179262
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GPAC Meeting #3 September 25, 2019
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GPAC Meeting #1
July 10, 2019
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City Council
Title
Date
Agenda
Presentation
Minutes
Other Materials
City Council/Planning Commission
Joint Meeting #1
October 21, 2019
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City Council Meeting
May 16, 2022
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Planning Commission
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Presentation
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Other Materials
City Council/Planning Commission
Joint Meeting #1
October 21, 2019
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Committees and Additional Information

General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC)

To help City staff and the consulting team develop the update to the General Plan, the City has formed a General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC). The GPAC will be a sounding board for the discussion of issues, opportunities, and the development of the General Plan that will guide the community’s future.

The GPAC members are:

  • Mayor Sue Noack
  • Councilmember Ken Carlson
  • Planning Commissioner Alex Khalfin
  • Planning Commissioner Chadwick Wyler
  • Architectural Review Commissioner Will Nelson

City Council General Plan Subcommittee

To help guide the development of the General Plan, the City Council has appointed Mayor Ken Carlson and Councilmember Sue Noack to act as the City Council General Plan Subcommittee (CCGPSC).  The CCGPSC will help guide the Update process to make sure it is in keeping with the desired direction for the community. 


General Plan Roadshow

During the General Plan update process, the City will host two General Plan Roadshows and have information pop-up booths and local community events. These pop-up booths at events will occur at strategic times throughout the development of the General Plan.


 Join the General Plan eMail List

Provide your email address to stay up-to-date on meetings and key milestones.  The General Plan Team will send out timely emails throughout the process concerning upcoming events, workshops, meetings, and project documents.

Click the blue "eMail List" tab on the right edge of this website to sign up.

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