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.
Revised Preliminary Public Review Draft
In April 2017, following a series of public meetings, the City revised the Preliminary Public Review Draft General Plan to address comments made by members of the City’s various commissions and committees as well as members of the public. This version of the document shows the revisions made in track changes. These revisions will be presented to the City Council on May 23, 2017.
Cover and Table of Contents (April 2017, 1 mb)
Chapter 1: Introduction (April 2017, 1 mb)
Chapter 2: Land Use (April 2017, 2 mb)
Chapter 3: Mobility (April 2017, 654 kb)
Chapter 4: Economic Prosperity (April 2017, 268 kb)
Chapter 5: Housing (April 2017, 319 kb)
Chapter 6: Natural and Cultural Resources (April 2017, 489 kb)
Chapter 7: Public Facilities and Services (April 2017, 369 kb)
Chapter 8: Parks and Recreation (April 2017, 405 kb)
Chapter 9: Safety and Noise (April 2017, 330 kb)
Chapter 10: Implementation (April 2017, 483 kb)
A full list of public comments received and corresponding actions taken by the city to acknowledge or incorporate the comments is provided in the document below.
Preliminary Public Review Draft General Plan
The General Plan is the City’s long-range plan that will guide decision-making related to development, transportation improvements, the provision of public services, and other decisions. The document contains the goals and policies to achieve the General Plan Vision through 2035. Please visit the Draft General Plan page for an in-depth discussion of trends and planning concepts used to inform and provide context for the policies laid out in the Policy Document
Cover and Table of Contents (January 2017, 448 kb)
Chapter 1: Introduction (January 2017, 971 kb)
Chapter 2: Land Use (January 2017, 1 mb)
Chapter 3: Mobility (January 2017, 347 kb)
Chapter 4: Economic Prosperity (January 2017, 286 kb)
Chapter 5: Housing (January 2017, 327 kb)
Chapter 6: Natural and Cultural Resources (January 2017, 553 kb)
Chapter 7: Public Facilities and Services (January 2017, 355 kb)
Chapter 8: Parks and Recreation (January 2017, 392 kb)
Chapter 9: Safety and Noise (January 2017, 358 kb)
Chapter 10: Implementation (January 2017, 509 kb)
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
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
On October 22, 2013, the Folsom City Council adopted the 2013-2021 Housing Element.
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.
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.