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Imagine Livermore 2045

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General Plan Project Documents

Alternatives Evaluation

The Alternatives Evaluation Summary Report provides information to help support your feedback on a preferred land use scenario for each of the five focus areas. The summary report provides a summary of the preferred land use scenario, explains the various channels you can provide input, and provides an overview of the pros and cons of each land use alternative. The Preferred Land Use Scenario will be developed through a robust community engagement process. The Preferred Land Use Scenario may be created by mixing and matching various features of each alternative. The City Council will provide final direction on the Preferred Land Use Scenario.

The Alternatives Evaluation Background Report provides a more detailed analysis of the tradeoffs of the land use alternatives and supports the information summarized in the Alternatives Evaluation Summary Report. This report is for those individuals who want to spend more time with the analysis given the depth and amount of information provided. The Preferred Land Use Scenario will be developed through a robust community engagement process. The Preferred Land Use Scenario may be created by mixing and matching various features of each alternative. The City Council will provide final direction on the Preferred Land Use Scenario.

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

The General Plan is required to include a vulnerability assessment that looks at how people, buildings, infrastructure, and other key community assets may be affected by climate change. The Vulnerability Assessment, prepared following the State’s guidance in the Adaptation Planning Guide, focuses on climate change hazards and identifies which populations and community assets (buildings, infrastructure, economic drivers, natural systems, and key services) are most vulnerable to climate change hazards. The results of the Vulnerability Assessment will inform updates to goals, policies, and actions in the Safety Element and other applicable Elements of the General Plan.

Draft Alternatives

The draft land use alternatives explore a range of commercial, industrial, and residential growth within four focus areas to accommodate future commercial needs, support local job growth, and to respond to future State mandated RHNA cycles through 2045. The building blocks of the draft land use alternatives are the land use categories described and illustrated on the Place Types Menu.

Accompanying each alternative is a table summarizing potential net new housing, population, and job growth. The General Plan team generated the buildout estimates using the minimum and maximum density range allowed by each Place Type. These calculations assume that every parcel would redevelop through the 2045 horizon, a scenario that is unlikely given historic development trends and potential parcel-level site constraints that cannot be factored in at this large-scale analysis. Additional background information can be found in the June 8, 2022 GPAC Agenda Packet, June 9, 2022 GPAC Agenda PacketMay 10, 2023 GPAC Packet, and June 14, 2023 GPAC Packet.

The pros and cons of the draft alternatives will be presented to the community, GPAC, Planning Commission, and City Council to inform the selection of the preferred land use scenario in Fall 2023. In October 2023, the City will host a series of workshops and events to share the findings of the alternatives evaluation and get community feedback on the preferred land use scenario. This feedback will be forwarded to the Planning Commission and City Council for consideration in November 2023. The City Council will provide final direction on the preferred land use scenario in late November 2023. 

At the June 8 and 9, 2022 GPAC meetings, the GPAC provided feedback on the draft land use alternatives. A written summary of the GPAC feedback can be found in the June 21, 2022 Planning Commission packet. This PDF graphically illustrates the GPAC’s suggested changes to the draft land use alternatives.

Vision Statement and Guiding Principles

The final Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles were approved by City Council on March 14, 2022. The vision describes the future of Livermore as the community would like it to be in 2045. The vision statement will be at the forefront of the General Plan to set the tone for the entire document. Guiding Principles provide direction for decision-making as the General Plan is implemented over time. The General Plan team created the final Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles in response to City Council direction received during February and March of 2022.

Existing Conditions

The Existing Conditions Reports analyze various topics relevant to the General Plan and is intended to help inform community discussion around those topics and General Plan policies. You can view the report for each topic below.

The web-based Existing Conditions StoryMaps were created in ArcGIS StoryMaps and are adapted, online versions of the Existing Conditions Reports. You can access them here.

This report provides a summary of the statistically valid Communitywide Visioning Survey. The survey purpose was to identify key issues the General Plan should address and ask the community about the qualities and characteristics Livermore should embody in the 2045 horizon year. The survey was conducted via telephone and through an online survey form in English and Spanish between September 9 and September 30, 2021. The survey sample size was 450 respondents.

The Revised Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles were created based on community input from a series of outreach events held from September to October 2021. The vision should describe the future of Livermore as the community would like it to be in 2045. The vision statement will be at the forefront of the General Plan to set the tone for the entire document. Guiding Principles provide direction for decision-making as the General Plan is implemented over time. The General Plan Advisory Committee and Planning Commission reviewed and provided comments on the Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles at meetings held on October 27, 2021 and November 16, 2021 respectively. The General Plan team created the Revised Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles in response to GPAC and Planning Commission input. The revised Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles will be reviewed and finalized by the City Council at a regular meeting of the Council on January 10, 2022.

The Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles were created based on community input from a series of outreach events held from September to October 2021. The vision should describe the future of Livermore as the community would like it to be in 2045. The vision statement will be at the forefront of the General Plan to set the tone for the entire document. Guiding Principles provide direction for decision-making as the General Plan is implemented over time. The General Plan Advisory Committee and Planning Commission reviewed and provided comments on the Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles at meetings held on October 27, 2021 and November 16, 2021 respectively.

Equity and Inclusion

The Equity and Inclusion Plan establishes a framework to foster an equitable and inclusive community engagement program for the Livermore General Plan and Housing Element Update. A primary objective of the Plan is to help address current and past inequities resulting from past planning processes. To achieve fair and meaningful engagement, the Plan identifies key audiences who have been underrepresented in planning processes  and establishes outreach goals and strategies to overcome barriers that could hinder or prevent people from participating in the General Plan and Housing Element Update. The Plan is a living document that will be refined and improved upon in response to outreach results and community, GPAC, Planning Commission, and City Council feedback as the project progresses.

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Environmental Impact Review (EIR) Documents

Background Documents