Seaside General Plan

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Seaside is in the process of updating the General Plan and the Housing Element. The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the General Plan Update (Seaside 2040) may be found below. More information may be found at

The mid-term review of the 5th Cycle Housing Element has been approved by HCD link to the Mid-Term Housing Element  and associated technical appendix to mid-term review

 Earlier, HCD approved Seaside's draft 5th Cycle Draft Housing Element. View the draft Housing Element. View the Technical Appendix for the draft Housing Element.. View the Notice of Intent to issue a Negative Declaration in English and the Notice of Intent to issue a Negative Declaration in Spanish as well as the  Initial Study-Negative Declaration for the 5th Cycle 2015-2023 Housing Element Update.

The documents referenced below are for the currently adopted General Plan.

California law requires each city to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan to guide the physical development of the community. Seaside’s General Plan serves as the ‘blueprint’ for future growth and development, containing policies and programs that provide the community’s decision makers with a basis for decisions related to land use and development. In accordance with State law, the General Plan is the primary document that the City uses to guide and regulate the use of land within its boundaries.

The General Plan consists of a Land Use Policy Map and 8 mandatory Elements, or chapters. Seaside’s General Plan also contains 2 non-mandatory Elements that assist in furthering the aesthetic quality and economic prosperity of the community: Urban Design and Economic Development. Follow the links below to download and print a full version of the Seaside General Plan or each individual Element or section.