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General Plan (2035)

The General Plan serves as a long-term policy guide for physical, economic, and environmental growth. It is a statement of the community's vision of its ultimate physical growth. State law requires that every county and city prepare and adopt a comprehensive long-range plan to serve as a guide for the development of the community. City actions, such as those relating to land use allocations, annexations, zoning, subdivision and design review, as well as capital improvements must be consistent with the General Plan. The General Plan also designates land use categories for the entire city (General Plan Land Use Map). Each land use category is identified and defined within the General Plan and includes information on the general uses, development, intensity, siting and compatibility standards.

The General Plan 2035 was adopted by the City Council on June 15, 2016, in conjunction with adoption of the Amoruso Ranch Specific Plan (ARSP). The ARSP document and certified Environmental Impact Report are available here. The General Plan 2035 is provided below.

2020 General Plan Update

The City of Roseville is in the process of updating the City's General Plan and will also prepare an Environmental Impact Report to cover the General Plan update. The following provides a summary of the effort:


The last comprehensive stand-alone General Plan update, outside of the City's annexation/specific plan process, was in 1992. The most recent update to the General plan was in June 2016, as part of the Amoruso Ranch Specific Plan. As with other General Plan updates in the past, there will be a need to update the document to revise out-of-date text, graphics, tables, charts, policies and implementation measures, as necessary, to ensure the adequacy of the City’s General Plan. The purpose of this update (2020) is to comply with new State laws, revise outdated information, improve and clarify policy language, and make the General Plan more readable and user-friendly. The proposed General Plan Update does not include changes to the land use plan or sphere of influence. The Housing Element is being updated to the new more readable format, but the content is not proposed for any amendment.

Examples of issues to be addressed because of new state requirements include:

    • Circulation Element: updates to reflect Assembly Bill (AB) 1358 (Complete Streets), and SB 743, and CEQA Guidelines Section 15064.3 as they relate to active transportation and travel demand management (vehicle miles traveled, or “VMT”).

    • Air Quality & Climate Change Element: updates to include feasible mitigation to reduce GHG emissions.

    • Open Space & Conservation Element: updates to reflect State law related to Native American consultation.

    • Noise Element: updates for clarify and revisions to the City's goals for land use and noise compatibility which reflect current best practices.    

The Draft General Plan is available for review below.


An EIR will be prepared to cover the GPU.  The EIR will also address SB 743 (VMT) as it relates to active transportation and travel demand and the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), passed by the State of California in 2006, which sets a goal to reduce Statewide emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Under the Global Warming Solutions Act, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) developed a Climate Change Scoping Plan, encouraging local governments to adopt their own greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Following the passage of AB 32, Senate Bill 32 was passed expanding on the prior mandate and required California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Based on the State’s adoption of a more aggressive standard, the City will inventory greenhouse gases on a citywide level and establish feasible measures that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and comply with recent legislation.

A Notice of Preparation (NOP) was posted on August 26, 2019 notifying that the City of Roseville intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Report.  The NOP comment period commenced on September 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  Please see the NOP notice for more information.

As outlined in the NOP, a Scoping Meeting was be held on September 17, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m. (Open House) in the Civic Center Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, 311 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678.

Following the Scoping Meeting and the close of the NOP comment period, the City prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report. A Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact Report was posted on May, 8, 2020.  The NOA provided for a 45-day public review and comment period of the Draft EIR, which began on May 8, 2020 and ended on June 22, 2020. The Final EIR was published on July 24, 2020, and was sent to all persons who had provided comments, plus the interested person list.  The Draft EIR and Final EIR, which together are Exhibit A of Resolution No. 20-317 attached to the Council Communication for the scheduled August 5th City Council hearing, are provided below.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) is available below.

The Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) is available below.

Should you have any questions or comments regarding the upcoming process please contact Gina McColl, Associate Planner, in the Planning Division at or (916) 774-5276.

Roseville's Blueprint Implementation Strategies
Roseville's Blueprint Implementation Strategies includes a menu of strategies to achieve compact mixed use higher density projects in order to meet the SACOG Blueprint objectives.

For more information about the General Plan, contact the Planning Division at (916) 774-5276.