Specific Plans

A Specific Plan is a document that sets the Development Standards for a portion of land within the City. Specific Plans can be very general or detailed in nature. Regardless of the content, all Specific Plans and their Amendments must be reviewed by the Planning Commission and final action from the City Council.

Specific Plans usually supplement or replace the City's Zoning Map because the City Council desired to have special standards for that area. If you live in a Specific Plan area, it is labeled on the Zoning Map and that would contain the applicable development standards and allowed uses. The City has Specific Plans for the Lucky Center, Sunset Hills, Redlands Corporate Center, and the Redlands Municipal Airport area, among others. The largest Specific Plan is the East Valley Corridor Specific Plan which runs roughly from Tennessee Street at Colton Avenue west to Mountain View Avenue, south to Barton Road, and north to the Santa Ana River.

Any Specific Plan can be amended by the City Council. If you wish to amend a Specific Plan, you must submit an application and the required fees. The process will include review from the Development Review Committee, Planning Commission, and City Council. A Socio-Economic Cost/Benefit Analysis may be required for a Specific Plan or Amendment to a Specific Plan, and the applicant should speak with staff for the necessary requirements. For an explanation of the meetings involved, please refer back to the Development Process Introduction page.

Transit Villages Specific Plan

The preparation of the Transit Villages Specific Plan has begun! The Planning Division, in conjunction with the City's consultant (Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists), is in the early stages of developing the specific plan. For further information, including the project schedule and how to participate, go to the project website at: https://redlandstransitvillages.org/ (click on the link).

Downtown Redlands Specific Plan

The purpose of the Downtown Redlands Specific Plan is to provide unique goals, policies, and standards that will guide the urban form, land uses, and design of future development in the downtown area. The Specific Plan envisions the downtown as a cohesive district and neighborhood with a well-defined hierarchy of blocks and streets, and preserving a distinct historical character and urban form.

Downtown Specific Plan (Specific Plan No. 45)

Downtown Parking Study

The draft Initial Downtown Parking Study was presented to the City Council on July 18, 2017, and work continues on the draft study. A final study or plan has not yet been adopted by Council. 
Draft Downtown Parking Study (not adopted)  

Power Point presentation to City Council July 18, 2017

East Valley Corridor Specific Plan

The East Valley Corridor Specific Plan is available and updates will be coming soon to reflect current code changes.

Cover & Title Page
Document Updates
Division 1 - General Provisions
Division 2 - Plan Foundation

Division 3 - Land Use (pages 1-39) 
Division 3 - Land Use Map (current)

Division 3 - Land Use (pages 40-81)
Division 4 - Community Design (pages 1-42)

Division 4 - Community Design (pages 42 - 86)
Division 5 - Overlay Districts
Division 6 - Community Facilities

Updated May 12, 2004

East Valley Corridor Environmental Impact Report Part 1 (pp. 1-49),
Part 2 (pp. 50-109), Part 3 (pp. 110-169), Part 4 (pp. 170-229), Part 5 

Additional Specific Plans

For information about other Specific Plans identified on the Zoning Map, please contact Planning staff during regular business hours. 

Bicycle Master Plan

City of Redlands Bicycle Master Plan
Bicycle Facility Design Guidelines

Redlands Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan

The Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan addresses the unique circumstances of properties in the vicinity of the airport (not on the airport), and subject to airport-related conditions such as aircraft overflight within the airspace, aircraft noise, and similar effects of airport operations. 

Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
Compatibility Map
Noise Contours Map

For information regarding signage and marketing disclosure requirements for new residential development located within the Redlands Airport Influence Area, go to Chapter 17.28 (click here) of the Redlands Municipal Code.  

Also, the Federal Aviation Administration's Obstruction Evaluation Division provides a Notice Criteria Tool online (click here) to assist developers with determining appropriate structure height in the vicinity of local airports.

For information about airport operations (on the airport property itself), or the Airport Master Plan for on-airport improvements, go to the Quality of Life Department webpage (click here) .