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General Plan 2040 is here!

Click here to review the Draft General Plan

Click here to review the Downtown Precise plan

Click here to review the Draft Environmental Impact Report

Click here for historic preservation information


Barry Miller
Project Manager

Welcome to the San Rafael General Plan 2040 Website! 

The General Plan provides San Rafael’s vision for its future, including policies for the future growth and conservation of the city.  It is a State-mandated document and covers topics such as land use, transportation, housing, open space, conservation, community design, and safety.  San Rafael’s current General Plan was adopted in 2004 and looked ahead to the Year 2020.  The “future” envisioned by that Plan will soon be history.  It’s time to look ahead to the next 20 years!

Community input is essential to this process. This website provides information about the project, including relevant documents, information on upcoming meetings, and ways you can provide feedback.   To view the Draft General Plan 2040, click on the General Plan tab to the left .  To view the Draft Downtown Precise Plan, click on the Downtown Precise Plan tab to the left.

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Note: This news feed includes archived stories as well as current stories. As you scroll toward the bottom of this page, please be mindful of the date of each article. Some refer to deadlines and events that happened in the past.


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