Huntington Beach

Planners mull general plan update

HUNTINGTON BEACH PIER. A proposed general plan amendment goes before the city planning commission on Tuesday,

Over 7,000 more homes are envisioned for the city under a general plan update going before the Huntington Beach Planning Commission when it meets on Tuesday.

The update covers a wide variety of changes from the last update in 1997 and looks forward to the city’s needs through 2040. Among the highlights of the amendment are:

  • a new “community vision”
  • the addition of 7,228 more housing units – single family homes, condominiums and apartments – to the city’s residential stock
  • another 5.8 million square feet of nonresidential development
  • major improvements to selected high-traffic street intersections including  Beach Boulevard/Heil Avenue, Gothard Street/Center Avenue and Brookhurst Street/Adams Avenue.
  • the creation of a new “research and technology” land use designation to promote high tech development in the city.

The commission meets in the council chambers in the civic center at 2000 Main St. at 7 p.m.

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