General Plan


State law requires that every city and county adopt a comprehensive, long-term General Plan. A General Plan represents the community’s view of its future and is often referred to as a blueprint for growth and development. As a result, local decision makers oftentimes use the goals and policies of the General Plan as a basis on which to formulate land use decisions. The City's General Plan is considered “comprehensive” since it addresses a multitude of land use-related issues. It is also considered “long-term” since it is designed to provide policy guidance for the next 20 years and beyond. 

General Plan Land Use Map

The General Plan Land Use Map is parcel based and is 24 by 55 inches. The map can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The file can be printed on a large format printer or can be purchased from the City of Anaheim Planning Department.

General Plan Update

Housing Element is the only element in the General Plan that is required to be updated every 4 to 8 years. In addition, cities may be required to adopt a new element or update other elements in the General Plan when the State legislature adopts new laws applicable to General Plans. Click here for more information on the City's current efforts on updates to the General Plan.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Streamlining for Infill Projects


The infill streamlining provisions of CEQA were adopted in compliance with Senate Bill (SB) 226 (Simitian, 2011). SB 226 was developed by the California State Legislature to address uncertainty and delay by creating a new streamlining mechanism in CEQA for infill projects that promote a specific set of environmental policy objectives. The broad purposes of SB 226 are two-fold:

  1. Provide flexibility in project design by basing eligibility on environmental performance rather than prescribing specific project characteristics; and
  2. Allow infill projects to avoid repetitive environmental analysis of environmental effects that were previously analyzed in a prior Environmental Impact Report for a planning-level decision.

For more information, please visit the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research website

SB 226 Streamlined Projects in Anaheim