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General Plan documents and maps will be posted as PDF files for public access as they become available. All documents are viewable on the web or can be downloaded by clicking on the document title below. To view documents in full screen click, “open publication.” Please note that in order to view downloaded documents, a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat or Foxit Reader is required.

Final Draft General Plan
May 2018

In May 2018, the City released the Final Draft General Plan. This version of the document includes revisions made to the Public Review Draft in February 2018. The Final Draft General Plan will be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council in public hearings held in June 2018.

Title Page and Table of Contents (May 2018, 197 kb)
Chapter 1: Introduction (May 2018, 2.7 mb)
Chapter 2: Land Use (May 2018, 1.4 mb)
Chapter 3: Mobility (May 2018, 536 kb)
Chapter 4: Economic Prosperity (May 2018, 466 kb)
Chapter 5: Housing (May 2018, 452 kb)
Chapter 6: Natural and Cultural Resources (May 2018, 810 kb)
Chapter 7: Public Facilities and Services (May 2018, 616 kb)
Chapter 8: Parks and Recreation (May 2018, 629 kb)
Chapter 9: Safety and Noise (May 2018, 491 kb)
Chapter 10: Implementation (May 2018, 709 kb)
Appendix A: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy (May 2018, 233 kb)
Appendix B: Sacramento Regional Blueprint Growth Principles (May 2018, 111 kb)

Final Draft General Plan (May 2018, 7.5 mb)

Previous Versions

Public Review Draft General Plan (February 2018, 9.7 mb)

Errata Sheet (May 2018, 1.6 mb)

Preliminary Public Review Draft General Plan (June 2017, 6 mb)

Errata Sheet (June 2017, 3 mb)
Public Comments (June 2017, 262 kb)

Preliminary Public Review Draft General Plan (April 2017, 8 mb)

Public Comments (April 2017, 262 kb)

Preliminary Public Review Draft General Plan (January 2017, 5.6 mb)


Final Environmental Impact Report
May 2018

In May 2018, the City released the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Final Mitigation and Monitoring Reporting Program. The Final EIR will be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council in public hearings held in June 2018.

Final Draft Environmental Impact Report (May 2018, 10.6 mb)

Final Draft Mitigation and Monitoring Program (May 2018, 2.1 mb)


Draft Environmental Impact Report
March 2018

On March 7, 2018, the City released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).
Cover (March 2018, 1.1 mb)
Table of Contents (March 2018, 137 kb)
Introduction (March 2018, 170 kb)
Summary (March 2018, 573 mb)
Project Description (March 2018, 3.5 mb)
Land Use, Population, and Housing (March 2018, 358 kb)
Introduction to Environmental Analysis (March 2018, 542 kb)
Aesthetics and Visual Resources (March 2018, 605 kb)
Agricultural and Forestry Resources (March 2018, 201 kb)
Air Resources (March 2018, 588 kb)
Biological Resources (March 2018, 1.0 mb)
Cultural Resources (March 2018, 727 kb)
Geology, Soils, and Mineral Resources (March 2018, 1.7 mb)
Global Climate Change (March 2018, 959 kb)
Hazards and Hazardous Materials (March 2018, 1.7 mb)
Hydrology and Water Quality (March 2018, 2.0 mb)
Noise and Vibration (March 2018, 1.8 mb)
Public Services and Recreation (March 2018, 3.2 mb)
Transportation and Circulation (March 2018, 3.0 mb)
Tribal Cultural Resources (March 2018, 233 kb)
Utilities (March 2018, 2.4 mb)
Alternative Analysis (March 2018, 544 kb)
Required CEQA Analyses (March 2018, 349 kb)
List of Preparers (March 2018, 81 kb)
References/Literature Cited (March 2018, 169 kb)
Frequently Used Acronyms and Abbreviations (March 2018, 106 kb)
Appendix A – Notice of Preparation (March 2018, 3.3 mb)
Appendix B – Comments on the Notice of Preparation (March 2018, 5.8 mb)
Appendix C – Regulatory Setting (March 2018, 1.2 mb)
Appendix D – Folsom Holding Capacity Methodology (March 2018, 613 kb)
Appendix E – Air Resources (March 2018, 521 kb)
Appendix F – Biological Resources (March 2018, 206 kb)
Appendix G – Cultural Resources (March 2018, 516 kb)
Appendix H – Global Climate Change (March 2018, 1.1 mb)

Notice of Preparation to Prepare a Program Environmental Impact Report

The City of Folsom will be preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) to evaluate the proposed Folsom 2035 General Plan. The PEIR will analyze Land Use and Circulation Diagrams, goals, policies, and implementation programs, and a range of alternatives to the proposed Folsom 2035 General Plan.

The public review period for the Notice of Preparation is from August 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017. The City is soliciting comments on specific issues to be included in the environmental analysis.

Notice of Preparation to prepare a Program EIR (August 2017, 2 MB)

A scoping meeting will take place on September 13th, 2017 from 3-6 pm at the Folsom Public Library in the Library Meeting Room (411 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630).

Emailed comments should be submitted to: generalplan@folsom.ca.us, with the phrase “Folsom 2035 General Plan NOP” in the subject line. Written comments may be sent to: Scott Johnson, Planning Manager, City of Folsom, Community Development Department, 50 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630.


Folsom Workers Survey Summary

The Folsom Workers Survey (October 2014, 405 kb) was conducted in June and July 2014 in conjunction with the Folsom General Plan Update designed to help City staff and consultants better understand the values and needs of Folsom’s workers. Respondents answered questions about Folsom’s amenities and housing, as well as questions about who the respondents are and where they live.

Public Review Draft General Plan Background Report

Folsom BR Cover

The General Plan Background Report takes a “snapshot” of Folsom’s current conditions. It provides a detailed description of a wide range of topics within the city. This report provides decision-makers, the public, and local agencies with context for making land use and policy decisions, and is intended to be objective and policy-neutral.

Cover and Table of Contents (April 2014, 1.9 mb)
Chapter 1: Introduction (April 2014, 2.1 mb)
Chapter 2: Land Use (April 2014, 6.5 mb)
Chapter 3: Housing (April 2014, 3.5 mb)
Chapter 4: Growth and Development (April 2014, 1.3 mb)
Chapter 5: Transportation and Circulation (April 2014, 3.1 mb)
Chapter 6: Open Space and Natural Resources (April 2014, 2.5 mb)
Chapter 7: Parks and Recreation (April 2014, 1.1 mb)
Chapter 8: Public Facilities and Services (April 2014, 2.9 mb)
Chapter 9 Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (April 2014, 0.6 mb)
Chapter 10 Hazards and Safety (April 2014, 4.4 mb)
Chapter 11 Noise (April 2014, 1.8 mb)
Appendices (April 2014, 0.7 mb)

Adopted Housing Element

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On October 22, 2013, the Folsom City Council adopted the 2013-2021 Housing Element.

Adopted Housing Element (10/2013, 6.6 mb)

HCD Conditional Approval Letter (09/2013, 659kb)


Draft Vision and Guiding Principles

The Draft Vision and Guiding Principles (06/2013, 859 kb) is based on hundreds of comments from residents at the first community workshop and from several questions posted on the online Town Hall Forum. The public is encouraged to review and comment on the Draft Vision and Guiding Principles on the Folsom 2035 Town Hall Forum.

Community Workshop #1 Summary: Opportunities, Challenges, and a Vision for the Future

The City held the first community workshop in the Folsom Community Center on April 2, 2013 and over 60 participants attended. The purpose of the workshop was to begin developing a vision for the General Plan, and to have the community identify the city’s major assets, issues, and opportunities on which the General Plan should focus. This document (06/2013, 4.9 mb) summarizes the public input received at the first community workshop.



MindMixer Summary #1

In November 2012 the City of Folsom launched the Folsom 2035 Town Hall Forum, a new community engagement website where residents can tell us what matters most to them about their community. This summary (01/2013, 849 kb) describes the input we have received to-date.



Newsletter #1

Folsom is beginning an update of its General Plan and is looking for community input. This first newsletter (11/2012, 1.1 mb) provides an overview of the project and describes all the ways the community can get involved.