2020 General Plan

Adopted June, 2002
Cover (PDF)
Preface (PDF)
  • 1. Introduction (PDF)
    • 1-1 What Is the Gilroy General Plan?
    • 1-4 Structure of the Plan
    • 1-7 Issues Addressed in the Plan (The Plan’s Elements)
    • 1-9 How the General Plan Was Developed
    • 1-12 How the General Plan Relates to Other Planning Documents and Activities
    • Companion Documents: General Plan
    • 1-14 Background Report and EIR
  • 2. Community Setting (PDF)
    • 2-1 Introduction
    • 2-2 History of Gilroy
    • 2-7 Regional Setting
    • 2-9 Environmental Setting
    • 2-12 Economic Setting
    • 2-14 Planning Assumptions and Projections
  • 3. Strategic Direction (PDF)
    • 3-1 Introduction
    • 3-2 A Vision for Gilroy
    • 3-6 Guiding Principles for the General Plan
    • 3-8 Areas of Special Concern
    • 3-9 Neighborhood Districts
    • 3-19 Campus Industrial Areas
    • 3-24 Downtown
    • 3-33 Hecker Pass
  • 4. Community Design and Development (PDF)
    • 4-1 Introduction
    • 4-2 Land Use Map and Designations
    • 4-20 Goals and Policies
    • 4-20 Community Design
    • 4-24 Growth Management
    • 4-29 Economic Development
    • 4-36 Agriculture
    • 4-38 Historic Preservation
    • 4-40 Scenic Highways
    • 4-41 Implementation Actions
    • 4-51 Land Use Plan Map (PDF)
  • 5. Housing (PDF)
    • 5-1 Introduction
    • 5-2 Goals and Policies
    • 5-2 City Role in Housing Activities
    • 5-3 Housing Quality and Community Character
    • 5-4 Housing Mix
    • 5-5 Affordable Housing
    • 5-8 Special Needs
    • 5-10 Implementing Actions
    • 5-20 Quantified Objectives
  • 6. Transportation and Circulation (PDF)
    • 6-1 Introduction
    • 6-2 Goals and Policies
    • 6-2 Traffic Circulation and Parking
    • 6-4 Transit
    • 6-5 Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation
    • 6-7 Implementing Actions
    • 6-11 Level of Service D Areas’ Map
    • 6-12 Circulation Plan Map
    • 6-13 Bicycle Transportation Plan Map
  • 7. Public Facilities and Services (PDF)
  • 8. Community Resources and Potential Hazards (PDF)
    • 8-1 Introduction
    • 8-2 Goals and Policies
    • 8-2 Open Space and Habitat Areas
    • 8-5 Air Quality
    • 8-6 Water Quality
    • 8-8 Natural Resource Conservation (water, energy, mineral resources)
    • 8-9 Waste Management and Recycling
    • 8-9 Natural Hazards (seismic, soils and geology, fire, flooding)
    • 8-16 Noise
    • 8-17 Hazardous Materials
    • 8-19 Implementing Actions
    • 8-28 Seismic Hazards Map (PDF)
  • 9. General Plan Management and Coordination (PDF)
    • 9-1 Introduction
    • 9-1 Goals and Policies
    • 9-3 Implementing Actions
  • 10. Implementation Priorities (PDF)
    • 10-1 Introduction
    • 10-2 High Priority Implementing Actions
    • 10-3 Medium Priority Implementing Actions
Appendix
Companion Documents
Additional Documents
Counter Only
  • General Plan Background Report (for review at the counter only) (technical appendixes and related background information; considered part of the General Plan)
  • General Plan Environmental Impact Report (for review at the counter only) (environmental analyses of the General Plan’s impacts)