The City of Wildomar is pleased to announce a critical milestone in the development of the City’s updated General Plan: publication of the Plan’s draft
The General Plan defines the community vision for what our City will look like in 2040, and a roadmap to get us there! The State of California requires each city to adopt a comprehensive, long-term General Plan for the physical development of a community and provides a list of topics that must be addressed. Local decision makers use the goals and policies of a General Plan to make decisions regarding land use, housing, mobility, infrastructure, open spaces, and recreation.
This project provides the first opportunity to comprehensively update Wildomar’s General Plan since the City was incorporated in 2008. As the first City-specific update of the General Plan, there are important challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends that need to be addressed to enable the Plan to be an effective tool in guiding and ensuring that the future conforms to the visions and aspirations of Wildomar’s residents. The population has grown; lands have been developed, others have been conserved; and the composition, needs, and visions of Wildomar’s residents have evolved. Broader national and global changes also affect the City—the economy has fluctuated, housing costs have escalated, traffic has worsened, our climate is warming, and technological advances are changing how we live and do business. The State has also enacted legislation that more aggressively directs cities to address these and other changes. It’s time for a community conversation about how we grow and where we’ll go!
By statute, the general plan is presented as a collection of “elements,” or topic categories. Wildomar’s updated General Plan will contain the following chapters:
General Plan implementation consists of shorter-term actions and programs to carry out longer-term General Plan goals and policies. Implementation actions in the General Plan can also be tied to the City’s annual Strategic Plan priorities.