General Plan/Zoning Consistency Program

Overview
In implementation of the City’s new General Plan , the City is preparing a series of amendments to its Zoning Code and other portions of the Municipal Code.  The Zoning Consistency Program is intended to provide consistency between the Municipal Code and the General Plan.

Zoning is the regulation of land use and development standards (e.g., building setback and height, parking, landscaping, signage).  To accomplish this, the Zoning Code divides the City into a series of zones, which are illustrated on the Zoning Map.  The Municipal Code is the book of laws and regulations adopted by the City.  In accordance with State law it must be consistent with the City’s General Plan.

  Upcoming Open House

A public open house on the Zoning Map revisions has been scheduled for Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers (8400 Laguna Palms Way).  Property owners are invited to attend.

View the Proposed Changes

What Is Included
The Zoning Consistency Program includes the following components:
  • Updates to the Zoning Code (Title 23): Various amendments to the Zoning Code are proposed, both to the text and map.
    • More information on the text revisions is available here.
    • Map revisions including the rezoning of various properties for consistency with the General Plan Land Use Map More information is available here

  • Amendments to the Laguna Ridge Specific Plan.  The Laguna Ridge Specific Plan was adopted in June 2004 and amendments are necessary to bring it current to the new General Plan.  Details on the proposed revisions are available here.

Schedule

The City intends to bring the Zoning Consistency Program forward for Planning Commission and City Council consideration late 2019.  For email updates, please subscribe to the General Plan Update mailing list here.

A public open house on the Zoning Map revisions has been scheduled for October 24.  The meeting will begin at 6 pm and will be held in the City Council chambers at 8400 Laguna Palms Way.  If you have a property included in the Zoning Map update, please consider attending this open house to learn more about the proposed changes. 

For More Information

For more information about the Zoning Consistency Program, contact:

Planner on Duty: 916-478-2265

Christopher Jordan, AICP
Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation
cjordan@elkgrovecity.org

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