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Public Review Documents

Planning documents currently in a public review/comment period, such as Negative Declarations, Initial Studies and Environmental Impact Reports, can be viewed here:

Public Review Documents

General Plan, Specific Plans, and Neighborhood Plans

Chico General Plan

The City's General Plan, adopted in April 2011, is a statement of community priorities to guide public decision-making. It provides a comprehensive, long-range policy framework for the growth and preservation of Chico. The Plan's goals, policies, and actions guide day-to-day decisions made by the City Council, boards, and commissions on the physical development of the city. Land use changes, budget decisions, and development proposals and projects are considered against the backdrop of the General Plan. The policies of the Plan apply to all properties within the City limits.

The Draft EIR for the Chico 2030 General Plan can be found here.

The Chico 2030 General Plan Annual Report and Sustainability Indicators Report are available for review.

Northwest Chico Specific Plan

The Northwest Chico Specific Plan defines parameters for the future development of Northwest Chico. Implementation of the Plan will create new residential neighborhoods in the area that have a distinct sense of place, are well-served by commercial uses and open space, and that celebrate the area's natural amenities. The Plan is also intended to ensure that new infrastructure required to serve the area, particularly drainage and storm water systems, is attractively integrated with the new development it serves.

Neighborhood Plans

The City has adopted three neighborhood plans that provide more fine-grained planning direction on a variety of topics, including land use, circulation, historic preservation, parks and open space, and improved infrastructure.