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File #: 2020-817    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/24/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/1/2020 Final action:
Title: GENERAL PLAN UPDATE AND PRESENTATION OF THE PREFERRED PLAN (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Ex. 1 Carson GP_Vision and Guiding Principles_040918, 2. Ex. 2 Carson GP Alternatives Report.pdf, 3. Ex.3 MAP_Preferred_Plan, 4. Ex. 4 Land+Use+Classifications
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Discussion


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GENERAL PLAN UPDATE AND PRESENTATION OF THE PREFERRED PLAN (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The effort to update the 2004 General Plan began in the Fall of 2017. This update, Carson 2040, includes six phases. The Carson 2040 General Plan (General Plan) covers the Sphere of Influence of the City, which includes the City limits and some unincorporated areas to the northwest (north of Alondra) and east of the City (north of Del Amo and east of Wilmington). Three phases have been completed and the fourth phase will be completed with City Council's consideration of this item. In the first phase, the consultant team produced an Existing Conditions Report that offered a detailed assessment of existing conditions, trends, and opportunities in the City. The report was developed using inputs from stakeholder interviews including City Council members, the community, and City Staff. On February 13, 2018 the consultant team shared the Existing Conditions Report at a joint City Council and Planning Commission meeting.
In the second phase of the update process the consultant team assisted in developing the City's Vision Statement and Guiding Principles (Exhibit No.1). This effort was completed through extensive community outreach. Input was collected through an online survey, community workshops, stakeholder interviews, and General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings. Decision-makers also provided input during a joint City Council and Planning Commission study session.
During the third phase, the consultant team produced three land-use alternatives and an Alternatives Report (Exhibit No. 2) based on the previously established Vision Statement and Guiding Principles. To develop the three alternatives, potential "opportunity sites"-sites with greatest potential for land use change or intensification over the next 20 years-were identified within the Planning Area. This was accompli...

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