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Environmental Impact Report Now Available:
Public Review Draft | June 2020
The Gilroy 2040 General Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) informs the public of the potential environmental impacts of the proposed 2040 General Plan. The EIR identifies possible ways to mitigate those impacts, and describes reasonable alternatives. Please use the links above to download the EIR .
Click here for the EIR appendices.
Welcome to the Gilroy 2040 General Plan website!
The General Plan is a long-range planning document that will serve as the “constitution” for future development. It will represent the community’s values for the next 15-20 years. The General Plan provides residents and businesses the opportunity to make Gilroy an even better community than it is today! This website is your information center for the General Plan process. The Gilroy 2040 General Plan process began in August of 2013. The 25-member General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC), appointed by the City Council met 23 times and completed its work on October 28, 2015. The GPAC approved a Draft General Plan Policy Text and Draft General Plan Land Use Diagram for transmittal to the Planning Commission and City Council for their review. On January 4, 2016, the City Council approved the Draft Policy Text and Land Use Diagram for purposes of defining the “Project” to be evaluated in the General Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR). In April, 2016, the General Plan process was suspended pending the outcome of Measure H, the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) ballot initiative. In November 2016, Measure H passed, establishing an Urban Growth Boundary that restricts new development outside the boundary through 2040. In June, 2017, the GPAC reconvened and embarked on a revised Land Use Alternatives Analysis. In April, 2018, the General Plan process was suspended, again, pending the completion of an updated economic development study, completed in December, 2018. In 2019, the General Plan process started up again with the completion of the economic development study. In light of the economic development study and voter approved UGB, the City Council directed city staff to prepare a new study, called the Land Use Alternatives Report. To prepare for this report, the city is holding community workshops on Monday, July 22, 2019, and Tuesday July 23, 2019. The workshops will allow the community and decision makers to consider land use options for the area within the new UGB. The results of the workshop will be presented to the GPAC, Planning Commission, and City Council for their consideration in selecting the new draft land use plan for the Gilroy 2040 General Plan. See above for the meeting details. The “MEETINGS” and “DOCUMENTS” tabs, above, provide access to the complete set of materials prepared for the project to-date.