General Plan and Housing Element
The City’s new 2035 General Plan is a policy document, or
“blueprint” for future development, adopted by the City
Council to guide future growth in Redlands.
The award-winning 2035 General Plan is organized around Themes (or chapters), which include policies and actions to guide future development.
The seven Themes in the 2035 General Plan are:
1. Distinctive City
2. Prosperous Economy
3. Livable Community
4. Connected City
5. Vital Environment
6. Healthy Community
7. Sustainable Community
The State-mandated elements of Land Use, Circulation, Open Space, Conservation, Health & Safety, Noise, and Housing are all integrated within the Themes noted above. In May 2018, the new 2035 General Plan won the award for ”Comprehensive Plan – Small Jurisdiction” from the Inland Empire Section of the California Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Interactive General Plan Map (click on link)
General Plan Documents (Adopted December 2017)
2013-2021 Housing Element
Climate Action Plan
General Plan Amendment
From time to time, individuals or the City may wish to amend the General Plan. The State of California allows this to be done up to four (4) times each year. Since the City is limited to four General Plan Amendments per year, each proposal to do so must be carefully considered in advance. Prospective applicants should speak with Planning staff in advance (prior to submitting an application) to discuss their project or idea for a General Plan Amendment.
In order to process a General Plan Amendment, one must complete an application and pay the required Planning application fees. For further information, go to the Development Process Introduction page and click on the links for the Legislative Application Form and the Planning Fee Schedule. Review of the proposal must include the Planning Commission at a noticed public hearing, and the City Council will subsequently make the final decision.