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Moorpark General Plan, Zoning, and EIR

PlaceWorks is leading a comprehensive update of the Moorpark General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and will prepare the associated program EIR.



City of Moorpark


Moorpark, California


  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Community Participation
  • Zoning & Form-Based Codes
  • Housing
  • Economics
  • Healthy Communities
  • Graphic Design
  • CEQA/NEPA Compliance


  • 2024 Comprehensive Plan Award of Excellence, California APA, Central Coast Section
  • 2024 Environmental Resource Document Award of Merit, California AEP
  • 2024 Planning Document Award of Merit, California AEP
  • 2023 Comprehensive Plan Award of Merit for the 2021-2029 Housing Element, California APA, Central Coast Section

The City of Moorpark chose PlaceWorks to lead its general plan update because of our extensive planning experience, innovative approach to outreach, GIS capabilities, CEQA expertise, and reputation for transforming legislatively mandated plans into vehicles for real change. The update process included an analysis of existing conditions, public outreach, development of a shared vision for Moorpark, exploration of land use alternatives, update of all elements, revision of the zoning ordinance, and preparation of a program EIR.

PlaceWorks identified a number of major issues that posed conspicuous challenges and opportunities. How should we handle future growth? How do we develop economically prosperous places in the community? What is the role of Moorpark College in the community? How do we comply with new legal mandates to increase housing supply and address climate change and sustainability? These questions were discussed with the city, stakeholders, and during public outreach, and we drafted goals, policies, and actions to address these issues in the general plan and implementation plan.