What is a General Plan?
The General Plan is the document guiding all new development in the City of Garden Grove. See General Plan for more information.
Why should I get involved in the General Plan Update?
By getting involved in the General Plan Update process you can help guide the future of your city. See Get Involved for more information.
What is a General Plan element?
Each “element” of the General Plan focuses on a specific topic and includes goals, objectives, and policies. The Garden Grove General Plan Update focuses on nine distinct elements: land use, circulation, infrastructure, safety, noise, open space and recreation, conservation, economic development, and design. See General Plan for a description of each element.
What is a land use designation?
The General Plan designates different types of land uses, such as, residential, commercial, industrial, civic uses and parks for different areas of the City. Each land use designation will also identify standards for population density and/or building intensity.
What is the difference between zoning and land use?
The General Plan is a long-term document for the general types and location of future development. Zoning provides site-specific standards for development, including a list of uses that are allowed in each zone, density, lot size, set backs, and other standards. All development must comply with both zoning and the General Plan.
Will my zoning be changed?
This General Plan process will not directly change your zoning. Although, zoning designations may be changed at a later date for consistency with the General Plan Update.
Will my General Plan land use designation be changed?
The current adopted land use will be evaluated to determine changes appropriate to carry out the goals and visions incorporated into the updated General Plan. Changes in land use will focus on comprehensive community planning, rather site-specific development.
Who will conduct the update process?
The Community Development Department is taking the lead on the Garden Grove General Plan Update process with assistance from other City departments and local, county, and state agencies. A consultant team, RBF Consulting, has been hired to assist with the workshops and preparation of the General Plan document and Environmental Impact Report.
Where can I get more information?
For more information contact: Erin Webb, General Plan Project Manager or Paul Wernquist, Urban Planner at (714) 741-5312.