A general plan is a detailed document that describes what a city expects to become and how best to accomplish its objectives. It considers how the community will be structured, how it will grow, operate and how it will serve its citizens over the next 20 to 30 years.
A general plan is not the law. It is an advisory document that helps provide direction and focus for city leaders as they legislate and administer laws and ordinances.
Zoning & the General Plan
A General Plan is an advisory document that provides direction and focus for the community. It guides the development of new zoning ordinances to fulfill the community’s vision for growth and development.