General Plan Update
Welcome to the Humboldt County General Plan Update website. On October 23, 2017, the Board of Supervisors approved the General Plan Update as the new General Plan for Humboldt County. The new General Plan is a comprehensive update and revision of the 1984 Framework Plan and is arranged by topical chapters that address the seven mandated elements of a General Plan and several optional elements. The new General Plan applies consistent land use designations throughout the entire inland portion of the County and consolidates the land use maps into a single unified digital land use map with supporting layers maintained as a Geographic Information System (GIS) database mapping program. The new General Plan also consolidates unique Community Plan polices into an appendix to the General Plan for all community planning areas, except the Avenue of the Giants, Eureka, and McKinleyville. Below are links to the new General Plan reflecting the Board of Supervisors changes, mitigation from the Environmental Impact Report, revised policy numbering, and prior review drafts:
Adopted General Plan, October 23, 2017
Board of Supervisors Review
- Board of Supervisors Draft
- Map Book (Land Use, Resources, Safety, & Facility Maps)
- Final Environmental Impact Report
- Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report
- Staff Reports - Board of Supervisors Review
- Housing Element (Approved May 13, 2014)
- Work Program / Calendar 2017 (PDF)
Planning Commission Review
- Planning Commission Draft
- Draft Environmental Impact Report
- Planning Commission Position Charts
- Staff Reports - Planning Commission Review
Background and Historic Documents
If you have comments on the General Plan drafts, please submit a comment.
View public comments that have been received to date and arranged according to phase of General Plan Update.
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To request background reports, write to the:
Planning and Building Department
Advance Planning Division
3015 H St.
Eureka, CA 95501