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 Update 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. Click here to subscribe to General Plan "Notify Me" Updates.

October 12, 2020 General Plan Update Administrative Draft Review

Agenda

Summary of August 24, 2020 Circulation Element Study Session 2

Administrative Draft General Plan Update 2020-2040

Memorandum to General Plan Update Steering Committee

Figure 3-1 Draft Land Use Diagram

August 24, 2020 Circulation Element Study Session 2

Agenda

Memo: Summary of Circulation Element Study Session 8/17/2020

Memo: Review of Circulation Element: Goals  3 and 4 Study Session 8/24/2020 (Distributed at meeting)

Link to video

August 17, 2020 Circulation Element Study Session

Agenda

Version 2 Draft Circulation Element Policies

CAC Draft Goals and Policies Circulation Element

Zoning Map List of Local Plans and Resource Materials (Updated March 16, 2018)
 July 25, 2018 Economic Resiliency Study Session

Link to video

October 30, 2018 Natural Environment and Resources Study Session

Agenda

Version 1 Revisions and Updates to Draft Natural Environment and Resource Element

Guidance Memo for Discussion on Draft ENV Element dated October 30, 2018.

September 18, 2018 Community Character Study Session

Agenda

Planning Staff Review of CAC Draft Community Character Element

Version 1 Revisions and Updates to CAC Community Character Element

1990 General Plan Appendix A (Gateways)

1990 General Plan Appendix B (Description of Neighborhoods)

Figure B-1 (Neighborhoods with Proposed Updates)

July 25, 2018 Economic Resiliency Study Session

Agenda

June 19, 2018 Community Facilities and Services Element Study Session

Agenda

Version 1 Revisions and Updates to Draft CAC Community Facilities and Services Element

May 15, 2018 Circulation Element Public Workshop

Agenda

PowerPoint Presentation

General Plan Steering Committee Meetings YouTube Playlist