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News Release

February 23, 2006

CONTACT: John Terell
Planning Official

Planning Commission continues to discuss city General Plan

The City of Moreno Valley's Planning Commission will continue the public hearing process of the comprehensive update to the City's General Plan. Special meetings will be held March 2, 16, 30, 2006. A General Plan is a document that provides guidance for the physical development of the City and addresses such matters as land use, circulation, parks and public safety.

The City adopted its General Plan initially in 1988. It was the City's first document identifying the City's goals and objectives. From time to time there have been amendments to the General Plan addressing changes that have occurred in the community. However, this is the first comprehensive update of the General Plan.

The primary changes to the document are as follows:

  • Simplification of the document. The General Plan was initially established prior to other City documents, and therefore, the document provided standards and details in addition to providing general guidance. As the City has, over time, adopted a Municipal Code, Public Works Standards, Landscape Guidelines and other implementing documents, the General Plan can be simplified to be only a guidance document as intended by State Law.

  • Changes to land use to provide a more balanced community of housing, employment and economic viability.

  • Changes to circulation reflecting regional, community and future growth needs.

  • Updating the existing setting of the City, recognizing the changes that have occurred over the past 17 years.

The Planning Commission hearings start at 7 p.m. and will be held in the City's Council Chamber located at 14177 Frederick Street .