Community plans provides goals and policies for individual communities, typically for areas within boundaries that reflect established community planning areas. Community Plan policies, in conjunction with the Community Plan Land Use Plan, are intended to be a comprehensive guide for the physical development of a community on a more detailed basis than the General Plan. The Land Use Plan delineates the location, density and intensity of housing, commercial, industrial, public facilities and open space. The plan may provide implementation strategies for such topics as land use, transportation, urban design, parks, school facilities and public services.
The nature of a community plan depends upon the need of the community. A community plan for a developed, mature area would focus on neighborhood enhancement and commercial revitalization goals and action items; whereas a community plan for a newly developing area would focus more on new development needs, e.g. location of new public facilities and infrastructure financing.
Most of the existing Community Plans are over 20 years old; several of the Plans were adopted in the 1970's or early 1980's. In 1999 the Board of Supervisors embarked on a program to update select Community Plans resulting in the following updates:
- Cordova Community Plan (2003)
- Arden-Arcade Community Action (2006, apx.to 1980 Community Plan)
- Carmichael Community Action Plan (2006, apx. to 1975 Community Plan)
Copies of plans are available at the Planning Public Counter or may be downloaded using the links below.
Community Plan Documents and Maps