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The City’s General Plan consists of an introduction and nine separate elements. The complete rewrite of the General Plan, with the exception of the Housing Element, was approved by the City Council on September 22, 1998. On April 14, 2015, the City Council adopted the updated Hercules Housing Element for 2015-2023, as required by State law. To also meet the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, the Council also adopted an Initial Study and Negative Declaration (MND). Pursuant to Government Code Section 65585(g), the City submitted the Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), which on April 22, 2015 issued a certification letter confirming the adopted housing element as fully complying with State housing element law (Article 10.6 of the Government Code, Sections 65580-65589.8).  This update also included minor amendments to the Open Space & Conservation and Safety Elements to comply with state law.

Circulation Element Update (2017-2040)

Growth Management Element Update 2013

On November 12, 2013, the City Council adopted a revised Growth Management Element to comply with the requirements of Measure J, a voter-approved county-wide 1/2-cent sales tax overseen by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to support local transportation projects and programs.

The various components of the General Plan are posted on the City's web site for the convenience of the public. Some of the General Plan Elements below are subdivided into smaller parts for easier downloading. Copies of the City's General Plan and Land Use & Zoning Map may be purchased through the City Clerk's office.

General Plan – Table of Contents (PDF)

General Plan – Introduction (PDF)

General Plan – Land Use Element (Part 1) (PDF)

General Plan – Land Use Element (Part 2) (PDF)

General Plan – Land Use & Zoning Map (PDF)

General Plan – Circulation Element (PDF)

General Plan Housing Element (2015-2023) (PDF)

General Plan – Open Space & Conservation Element_(Part 1) (PDF)

General Plan – Open Space & Conservation Element (Part 2) (PDF)

General Plan – Open Space & Conservation Plan Map (PDF)

General Plan Open Space & Conservation Element amendments of 4-14-15 (PDF)

General Plan – Safety Element (Part 1) (PDF)

General Plan – Safety Element (Part 2) (PDF)

General Plan – Safety Element – Baymud Map (PDF)

General Plan - Safety Element amendments of 4-14-15 (PDF)

General Plan – Noise Element (Part 1) (PDF)

General Plan – Noise Element (Part 2) (PDF)

General Plan – 1996 Noise Contour Map (PDF)

General Plan – Hazardous Waste Management Plan Element – Executive Summary (PDF)

General Plan – Hazardous Waste Management Plan Element – (Part 1) (PDF)

General Plan – Hazardous Waste Management Plan Element – (Part 2) (PDF)

General Plan – Hazardous Waste Management Plan Element – (Part 3) (PDF)

General Plan – Hazardous Waste Management Plan Element – (Part 5) (PDF)

General Plan – Hazardous Waste Management Plan Element – (Part 6) (PDF)

General Plan – Hazardous Waste Management Plan Element – (Part 7) (PDF)

General Plan – Hazardous Waste Management Plan Element – (Part 8) (PDF)

General Plan – Hazardous Waste Management Plan Element – (Part 9) (PDF)

General Plan – Hazardous Waste Management Plan Element – (Part 10) (PDF)

General Plan – Hazardous Waste Management Plan Element – (Part 11) (PDF)

General Plan – Economic Development Element (PDF)

General Plan – Growth Management Element (PDF)

General Plan - Environmental Impact Report (EIR) - Volume I (11 MB PDF)

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Last updated: 11/17/2016 4:20:56 PM