General Plan

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General Plan Update

The City of Ventura launched the first phase to update its General Plan in November 2020. Visit for the latest information, documents, and ways you can participate. 

About the General Plan

The General Plan is the embodiment of the community’s vision for the future of Ventura.  It is the City’s comprehensive framework of guiding policies on land use, housing, roads, recreation, historical and natural resources, balance of adequate water supply infrastructure, public safety services, and noise, and serves as a basis for decisions that affect all aspects of our everyday lives from where we live and work to how we move about.  It is implemented by decisions that direct the allocation of public resources and that shape private development. 

Current General Plan

The 2005 General Plan was adopted August 8, 2005 and evolved from the 2000 Ventura Vision strategies reflecting the planning objectives and smart growth principles of the community. The Vision strategies set the framework for the General Plan. 

2005 Ventura General Plan

Comprehensive Plan

Read the 1989 Comprehensive Plan and the Final EIR for the 1989 Comprehensive Plan

For coastal zone properties please see the 1989 Land Use Plan Map.