Public Review Documents
Planning documents currently in a public review/comment period, such as Negative Declarations, Initial Studies and Environmental Impact Reports, can be viewed here:
General Plan, Specific Plans, and Neighborhood Plans
Chico General Plan
The City's General Plan, adopted in April 2011, is a statement of community priorities to guide public decision-making. It provides a comprehensive, long-range policy framework for the growth and preservation of Chico. The Plan's goals, policies, and actions guide day-to-day decisions made by the City Council, boards, and commissions on the physical development of the city. Land use changes, budget decisions, and development proposals and projects are considered against the backdrop of the General Plan. The policies of the Plan apply to all properties within the City limits.
The Draft EIR for the Chico 2030 General Plan can be found here.
The Chico 2030 General Plan Annual Report and Sustainability Indicators Report are available for review.
- 2015 General Plan Annual Report
- 2015 Sustainability Indicators Report
- 2014 General Plan Annual Report
- 2014 General Plan Annual Report Appendices
- 2014 Sustainability Indicators Report
- 2013 General Plan Annual Report
- 2013 General Plan Annual Report Appecdices
- 2013 Sustainability Indicators Report
- 2012 General Plan Annual Report
- 2012 General Plan Annual Report Appendices
- 2012 Sustainability Indicators Report
Northwest Chico Specific Plan
The Northwest Chico Specific Plan defines parameters for the future development of Northwest Chico. Implementation of the Plan will create new residential neighborhoods in the area that have a distinct sense of place, are well-served by commercial uses and open space, and that celebrate the area's natural amenities. The Plan is also intended to ensure that new infrastructure required to serve the area, particularly drainage and storm water systems, is attractively integrated with the new development it serves.
The City has adopted three neighborhood plans that provide more fine-grained planning direction on a variety of topics, including land use, circulation, historic preservation, parks and open space, and improved infrastructure.