As the General Plan Update program moves forward, associated documents will be posted for public information and review. Check here frequently, as documents will be posted on a regular basis.
The Existing Conditions Report analyzes and summarizes current demographic, economic, land use, community character, mobility, natural resources, infrastructure, community health, safety, and other conditions in Atascadero. The purpose of this report is to help the community and project team understand the issues and opportunities facing the city. This analysis will be used to support the planning and community engagement process conducted during development of the updated General Plan.
This Community Engagement Series #1 Summary summarizes the series of community engagement activities the project team facilitated to solicit ideas on a vision for Atascadero’s future and feedback on challenges and emerging opportunities that will help inform the next phase of the General Plan Update process: Alternatives.
This Existing Conditions Atlas summarizes important information on current challenges and emerging opportunities and how to address them. The challenges and emerging opportunities summarized in this atlas were developed through a combination of background research (including in a series of technical studies) and discussions with community members (including property owners, business leaders, community organizers, etc.), residents, appointed officials, and the City Council.
The Briefing Book provides an overview of what a General Plan is and how it guides City decisions, key elements of the 2025 General Plan, emerging issues and opportunities, the initial community engagement approach, and anticipated process schedule. It was used during the City Council and Planning Commission's joint study session to review, discuss and refine the scope and process for the General Plan Update.