Every county and city in California is required by State law to have a General Plan, and the plan is required to be up to date. The General Plan identifies the City’s goals, policies, and implementation actions regarding future development.
The Soledad General Plan is a blueprint for the orderly growth and development of the City for the next twenty to fifty years. The Plan envisions substantial growth substantial growth for the City during this time frame. Complete build-out of the City and its sphere of influence in accordance with this General Plan would accommodate about 58,000 people (not including the State prison population).
The Plan provides policies and programs to manage the location and pace of new development so that the build-out is accomplished without financial hardship to the community, and so that the quality of life enjoyed in Soledad is preserved and enhanced. The primary focus of the Plan is to foster a climate conducive for expanded economic development in Soledad, including expanded opportunities for shopping and tourism, the provision of more and better-paying jobs, and affordable housing.
The City of Soledad’s 2009 Housing Element is an element of the Soledad General Plan and covers a five year period from 2009-2014, which identifies development sites to accommodate a variety of housing types for all income levels, analyzes resources and constraints to housing development and affordability, and outlines policies to promote housing opportunities for all persons.
State law is more specific about the content of housing elements than any other portion of the General Plan. The Housing Element is the only element that is subject to review and “certification” by the State.
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