Purpose and Process

The City of Carson is embarking on an exciting new project: the update of our General Plan. New opportunities, issues, and approaches have emerged in the years since the current General Plan was adopted in 2004. The update provides Carson with an opportunity to take stock of its successes and chart a course for a new era of development that fosters a vibrant and sustainable community, responds to an increasingly diverse and aging population, and addresses the myriad of challenges that the city faces.

The General Plan is the City’s primary guide for development, housing, transportation, environmental quality, public services, and parks and open spaces. The update process is a collaborative effort between the City and its residents to create a vision and a blueprint for development and investment over the next couple of decades. Residents have the opportunity to get involved at all stages of the planning process, from the initial visioning and exploration of land use and transportation alternatives to the selection of the Preferred Plan and policy development.

In conjunction with the General Plan, we will be preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The EIR ensures that environmental opportunities and constraints are identified and incorporated into the planning process, and identifies policies that may mitigate any adverse environmental effects that could result implementing the plan. The EIR is a public process as well, and we invite your participation and input during this stage of the planning effort.