Planning Documents

In California, the General Plan has often been described as a "blueprint for future growth" or a "constitution for future development" of a community. The General Plan for Modesto is best described as "a set of instructions on how to build a city." This concept is further underscored by our General Plan's full name, the Modesto Urban Area General Plan.
 

2008 Urban Area General Plan

  1. Corridor Studies

    Corridor Studies provide guidance and standards for improvements within the street right-of-way, and for development of private properties that have frontage along the corridor.

  2. Design Guidelines Documents

    The Neighborhood Compatibility documents consist of two parts: Neighborhood Compatibility Guidelines and Multi-Family Residential Design Guidelines.

  3. General Plan / MEIR

    In California, the General Plan has often been described as a "blueprint for future growth" or a "constitution for future development" of a community. The General Plan for Modesto is best described as "a set of instructions on how to build a city."

  4. Specific Plans Documents

    View complete documents for Specific Plan areas.

  5. Urban Growth Review Documents

    To ensure that Modesto’s growth is handled in a fiscally responsible manner, the Modesto City Council adopted an Urban Growth Policy on March 25, 1974.

  6. Zoning Code (MMC - Title 10)

    The City of Modesto Zoning Code is contained within the Municipal Code as "Title 10." The Zoning Code sets forth the allowed land uses, site development standards, parking requirements, signage, and other regulatory provisions associated with each zoning district.