General Plan

On October 26, 2006, the City Council adopted the Waterford Vision 2025 General Plan.

The adoption of the General Plan set a new direction for the future of Waterford. The General Plan was shaped by extensive outreach to residents, business, developers, and decision-makers.  It serves as a blueprint for growth and development in the City of Waterford.  For those who would like to view the entire document, it is available below.  Please note that the General Plan document is very large so to make it easier to download, the document has been broken down into chapters.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CITY OF WATERFORD VISION 2025 GENERAL PLAN UPDATE PROGRAM EIR

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE UPDATING PROCESS?

The best measure of a community’s hopes and aspirations is the needs of its citizens. A true community vision can develop only through the active participation and involvement of those who live, work, and own homes and businesses in the community.  If you would like to be involved in updating the future plans please take a look at the following guide.

CITIZEN’S GUIDE TO THE GENERAL PLAN

HOUSING ELEMENT

UPDATE OF WATERFORD MUNICIPAL CODE TITLE 17 (ZONING)

The project is a complete revision of the City’s Zoning code, Title 17. The overall approach to updating this code was to bring the code into compliance with the updated Waterford Vision 2025 General Plan. Additionally, our City’s old code did not contain some state mandated provisions (i.e. Density Bonus Regulations). Provisions have been added to address modern types of uses and activities and to address future needs with respect to energy and communications technology. Overall, the code was revamped to simplify the “Zoning” decision process. As a result, the new code includes standards that, if met, will simplify the approval process and reduce permit processing time.

FINAL ZONING CODE

ZONING MAP

 WATERFORD URBAN FOREST PLAN AND URBAN FOREST RESOURCE GUIDE

The Urban Forest Plan is intended to provide guidance to City staff and residents on how best to manage the City’s trees. Trees, in and of them selves, have been an important aesthetic element in the Waterford quality of life. With the passage of SB 375, and other legislation related to climate change, there is a mandate for all Cities in the State of California to lower their Carbon “footprint”. Trees can play an important role in reducing the City’s Greenhouse Gas emissions, both directly (through Carbon sequestration) and indirectly by reducing cooling and heating demands of building within the City (shading, windbreaks, etc.).

2012 URBAN FOREST PLAN