OPR’s General Plan Guidelines Released
After much anticipation, planners across the State are eager to utilize OPR’s recently updated General Plan Guidelines. The new Guidelines reflect the wide range of legislation passed since 2003, include beefed-up sections on crucial topics, and integrate new resources like online mapping and data. Senior PlaceWorks staff, including Woodie Tescher and David Early, assisted OPR in preparing the Guidelines and reviewed working drafts. PlaceWorks is already working with several clients to compare their existing General Plans to the updated Guidelines and identify areas where amendments might be required or desired. If you have questions about how your General Plan stacks up, we’re here to help.
Healthy Communities & Environmental Justice Case Studies
PlaceWorks is working with OPR to develop case studies of successful local planning efforts that promote healthy, resilient, equitable, and economically vibrant communities. We’ll feature the recently adopted Active Transportation Plan for Avenal, a rural community in the Central Valley, and the award-winning Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Needs Assessment for Los Angeles County. Once complete, the case studies will be posted on OPR’s website and will be available as a resource for communities to utilize across the State. If you’re interested in receiving a copy of the case studies or want to learn more about how to incorporate these principles into your plans, sign up here.