General Plan

The purpose of the Contra Costa County General Plan is to express the broad goals and policies, and specific implementation measures, which will guide decisions on future growth, development, and the conservation of resources through the year 2020. The plan includes seven mandated elements, two optional elements, and is organized as follows.

CCMAP provide site specific information, including General Plan Land Use Designation. The General Plan Amendment list provides a summary of General Plan Amendments since 2000. 

 Chapter Name  Description
 Table of Contents Table of Contents, List of Tables, and List of Figures 
Chapter 1: Introduction Overview of the General Plan, public participation process, legal authority, components of General Plan, definitions, and how to use document. 
Chapter 2: Planning Framework  Provides background information on Contra Costa County and sets the stage for the General Plan goals, policies, and implementation measures. 
Chapter 3: Land Use Element  This mandated Element includes all Countywide land use goals, policies, and implementation measures, as well as more detailed land use policies applied to specific unincorporated areas. 
Chapter 4: Growth Management Element This Element establishes polices and standards for traffic levels of service and performance standards for fire, police, parks, sanitary facilities, water and flood control to ensure that public facilities consistent with the adopted standards are provided.
Chapter 5: Transportation and Circulation Element  This Element establishes transportation goals and policies, specific implementation measures to assure that the transportation system of the County will have adequate capacity to serve planned growth in Contra Costa County through the year 2020.
Chapter 6: Housing Element  This Element focuses the development of adequate housing for all income segments and addresses housing needs and resources in the County unincorporated areas.
Chapter 7: Public Facilities/Services Element  This Element establishes goals and policies that address the vital infrastructure and public services that must be provided to maintain the quality of life of existing and future Contra Costa County Residents.
Chapter 8: Conservation Element  This Element includes goals and policies developed for resource protection is concerned with issues regarding the identification, preservation and management of natural resources in the Unincorporated County.
Chapter 9: Open Space Element  This Element's goals and policies include the need to preserve, conserve and efficiently manage open space within the county. 
Chapter 10: Safety Element  This Element includes maps of known hazards including seismic and other geologic hazards while addressing evacuation routes; peak-load water supply requirements; and minimum road widths and clearances around structures, as they relate to identifies fire and geologic hazards.
Chapter 11: Noise Element  This Element is mandated by the State of California and identifies working towards mitigation of noise problems in the community  by analyzing current and projected noise levels. 
Glossary and Abbreviations  
Urban Limit Line Map
Roadway Network Plan Map  
Bicycle Facilities Network Map   
Land Use Element Map   
Entire General Plan  The entire General Plan