General Plan

General Plan The City of Dublin General Plan is a comprehensive policy document that expresses the community’s long-term vision and provides a framework for future decision making. The General Plan contains 12 elements that address many aspects of the community including: land use, housing, parks and open space, community design, infrastructure, safety, sustainability and conservation of resources. The General Plan is the City’s overarching policy document. All City policies and ordinances must be consistent with the General Plan. The Planning Division is responsible for maintaining the General Plan and preparing amendments to the document as directed by the City Council. The General Plan is available to review and download below. Hard copies are also available for purchase through the Planning Division.

Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 - Background
  • Chapter 2 - Land Use and Circulation: Land Use Element
  • Chapter 3 - Land Use and Circulation: Parks and Open Space Element
  • Chapter 4 - Land Use and Circulation: Schools, Public Lands, and Utilities Element
  • Chapter 5 - Land Use and Circulation: Circulation and Scenic Highways Element
  • Chapter 6 - Housing Element
  • Chapter 7 - Environmental Resources Management: Conservation Element
  • Chapter 8 - Environmental Resources Management: Seismic Safety and Safety Element
  • Chapter 9 - Environmental Resources Management: Noise Element
  • Chapter 10 - Community Design and Sustainability Element
  • Chapter 11 - Economic Development Element
  • Chapter 12 - Water Resources Element
  • Chapter 13 - Environmental Resources Management: Energy Conservation Element
  • Appendix A - General Plan Amendments (1985 through 2015)
  • Volume 2 - Technical Supplement / Draft Environmental Impact Report: February 1984 (a separate document)
  • List of Figures and Tables
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Chapter 1 - Background

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Development History of Dublin
  • 1.3 Nature of the General Plan
  • 1.4 Primary and Extended Planning Areas
  • 1.6 Report Organization
  • 1.7 Subregional Development Projections
  • 1.8 General Plan Land Use Map
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Chapter 2 - Land Use & Circulation: Land Use Element
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Primary Planning Area
  • 2.3 Eastern Extended Planning Area
  • 2.4 Western Extended Planning Area
  • 2.5 Residential Land Use
  • 2.6 Commercial and Industrial Land Use
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Chapter 3 - Land Use & Circulation: Parks & Open Space Element
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Open Space for Preservation of Natural Resources & Public Health and Safety
  • 3.3 Open Space for Managed Production of Resources (Agricultural)
  • 3.4 Open Space for Outdoor Recreation
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Chapter 4 - Land Use & Circulation: Schools, Public Lands & Utilities Element
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Public Schools
  • 4.3 Public Lands
  • 4.4 Solid Waste
  • 4.5 Sewage Treatment and Disposal
  • 4.6 Water Supply
  • 4.7 Alameda County Hazardous Waste Management Plan
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Chapter 5 - Land Use & Circulation: Circulation & Scenic Highways Element
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Roadways
  • 5.3 Alternative Transportation
  • 5.4 Regional Transportation Planning and Complete Streets
  • 5.5 Pedestrian Routes and Bikeways
  • 5.6 Truck Routes
  • 5.7 Scenic Routes and Highways
  • 5.8 Southern Pacific Railroad Transportation Corridor
  • 5.9 Financing Circulation System Improvements
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Chapter 6 - Housing Element (a separate document)
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Chapter 7 - Environmental Resources Management: Conservation Element
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Stream Corridors and Riparian Vegetation
  • 7.3 Erosion and Siltation Control
  • 7.4 Oak Woodlands
  • 7.5 Air Quality
  • 7.6 Agricultural Lands
  • 7.7 Archaeologic and Historic Resources
  • 7.8 Open Space Maintenance/Management
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Chapter 8 - Environmental Resources Management: Seismic Safety & Safety Element
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Seismic Safety
  • 8.3 Safety
  • 8.4 Airport Land Use Compatibility
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Chapter 9 - Environmental Resources Management: Noise Element
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Traffic Noise
  • 9.3 Airport Land Use Compatibility
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Chapter 10 - Community Design & Sustainability Element
  • 10.1 Overview
  • 10.2 Relevant Plans and Policies
  • 10.3 Unifying Principles of Community Design
  • 10.4 Organization of the Community Design & Sustainability Element
  • 10.5 Positive Regional Identity
  • 10.6 Sense of Arrival
  • 10.7 Design of the Built Form
  • 10.8 Encouraging Sustainable Neighborhood Design & Creating Connections and Linkages
  • 10.9 Sustainability
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Chapter 11 - Economic Development Element

  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Economic Development Principles
  • 11.3 Relevant Plans and Policies
  • 11.4 Organization of Economic Development Element
  • 11.5 Goal 1: Economic Vibrancy
  • 11.6 Goal II: Improve Conditions for Small Businesses
  • 11.7 Goal III: Development of Strategic Employment-Supporting Sites
  • 11.8 Goal IV: Achieve the Downtown Vision
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Chapter 12 - Water Resources Element
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 Background
  • 12.3 Guiding and Implementing Policies
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Chapter 13 - Environmental Resources Management: Energy Conservation Element
  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 Background
  • 13.3 Guiding and Implementing Policies
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Appendix A: General Plan Amendments (1985 through 2015)

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Volume 2: Technical Supplement / Draft Environmental Impact Report: February 1984 (a separate document)

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List of Figures
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