General Plan Update

In 2010, a Draft General Plan Update began under the direction of a General Plan Update Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) appointed by the City Council.  The CAC consisted of 15 community members appointed by the City Council, and six appointed members representing City boards and commissions and the Marin Commission on Aging. The CAC was tasked with identifying important community issues, providing input on General Plan policies, and encouraging community involvement in the General Plan Update.  This process produced a draft document in 2011 that was set aside while the City completed the Larkspur SMART Station Area Plan, a planning document for the Larkspur Landing area that could inform the final General Plan Update.  Information on the CAC review process and the draft elements approved by the CAC can be reviewed on the CAC webpage

Ultimately, the City Council chose not to adopt the Station Area Plan.  Following that decision, it was necessary for the City to focus on several other key planning processes, most notably updating and obtaining recertification of the City's Housing Element UpdateCity’s Housing Element<link to Page>, before returning to the General Plan Update.  The City is now ready to resume the Update process.  A steering committee comprised of two City Council Members and two Planning Commissioners has been appointed to assist staff in finalizing the Draft General Plan.  It is anticipated that the Draft General Plan Update will be completed by the end of 2018 and public hearing on the draft document will begin in 2019.  A detailed explanation of the steering committee process, schedule for study sessions and public workshops, and committee guidelines and procedures can be viewed here:

Introductory Message from Neal Toft, Director of Planning and Building
GPUSC Schedule of Meetings and Public Workshops (Updated February 14, 2018)
GPUSC Operating Guidelines and Procedures
Land Use and Circulation Map (updated 2005)
Zoning Map
List of Local Plans and Resource Materials (updated March 16, 2018)

Meeting Materials for Meeting of March 20, 2018: Optional Elements

Meeting Agenda

Planning Staff Review of Optional Elements

Meeting Materials for Meeting of March 6, 2018: Draft Land Use Element

Meeting Agenda
Planning Staff Review of CAC Draft Land Use Element
Version 1 Revisions and Updates to CAC Draft Land Use Element
PowerPoint Presentation

Meeting Materials for Meeting of February 27, 2018: Kickoff Meeting

Meeting Agenda 
2nd Edits to CAC Introduction Chapter
CAC Planning Background Report
Handout: Changes to Regional and Local Development
Handout: Changes to Legislative Mandates
PowerPoint Presentation
Public Correspondence 

Meeting Agendas      |      Minutes will be available following approval.