General Plan

A General Plan is the local government’s long-term blueprint for the community’s vision of future growth. California law requires each local government to adopt a General Plan, which must contain at least seven elements: Land Use, Transportation, Housing, Conservation, Noise, Open Space and Safety.

The General Plan is the basis for determining acceptable land uses and related park, road and other infrastructure needs. Zoning and development proposals must be consistent with the General Plan. On July 1, 2014, the City Council approved the Hayward 2040 General Plan and certified the Final General Plan Environmental Impact Report. The plan provides a community-based vision for the future of the Hayward community, and identifies a variety of goals, policies, and implementation programs to advance the vision.

Environmental Review

Adopted Housing Element

December 2014 Adopted Housing Element

Documents Related to the General Plan

Community Survey Report

Staff Contact:
Sara Buizer, Planning Manager