- Housing Element Update
- Project Notices and Related Environmental Documents
- The North Tustin Street Specific Plan
- Chapman University Specific Plan Amendment #7
- Trails at Santiago Creek
- Pending Land Use Applications
The Public Review Draft of the 2021-2029 Housing Element is now available. You can review individual sections of this draft below:
- Community Profile
- Housing Constraints, Resources, and Fair Housing
- Housing Plan
- Appendix A: Review of Past Performance
- Appendix B: Site Analysis
- Appendix C: Community Engagement
- Appendix D: Glossary of Terms
The City’s General Plan establishes a long-term vision for growth and change in the community. The Housing Element is a required component of the General Plan and guides future decisions regarding housing, goals, policies, and programs. It is required to be updated every 8 years by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). This update is the 6th Cycle Housing Element update and will plan for the period from 2021-2029.
The public review period will end on June 21st, 2021.
If you have comments on the Public Review Draft of the City of Orange’s Housing Element, you can use this quick survey form to provide those to the project team. For longer response or to send resources or attachments, please email Anna Pehoushek at firstname.lastname@example.org..
The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires all projects with a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Negative Declaration (ND) or Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) to be available for public review for a minimum of 20 days for a ND/MND and 45 days for an EIR for the public to comment. Additionally, if an EIR has been determined necessary for a project, a Notice of Preparation (NOP) is issued to determine the scope of environmental issues to be analyzed in an EIR. This NOP provides for a response period of 30 days to the City concerning the content of the proposed drafting of an EIR. For further information regarding CEQA and the City's Local Environmental Review Process, follow the links.
Notices required by CEQA are distributed to inform the public of the review and/or comment period. Comments should be submitted in writing and must include contact information (name, address, email address). All such comments received by the City will be made available to the City's decision makers for consideration prior to rendering a decision on the project.
Ronald McDonald House
Submit a Notification Request
Upcoming Public Meetings/Hearings
Notices of Preparation
Documents Submitted December 16, 2020
- Response to Staff Comments
- Specific Plan Chapters 1-4 compared to September 2019 Submittal
- Specific Plan Chapters 1-4 compared to Specific Plan Amendment #6
- Specific Plan Chapters 1-4 with Figures
Documents Submitted September 5, 2019
- Comparison - Current Amendment #7 Draft to Approved Specific Plan Amendment #6
- Comparison - Current Specific Plan Amendment # 7 Draft to March 2015 Amendment #7 Submittal
- Memorandum - Initial Study/Notice of Preparation Reissue
- Specific Plan Amendment #7 Executive Summary
- Specific Plan Amendment #7 Draft dated September 2019
- Specific Plan Amendment #7 Response to Staff Comments
Submit a Notification Request
If you would like to be added to the project notification list for any future public meetings or hearings for Chapman University Specific Plan Amendment #7, please email Kelly Ribuffo at email@example.com.
At their adjourned regular meeting on 10/22/19, the Orange City Council re-opened the Public Hearing for the General Plan Amendment, Development Agreement, and Environmental Review of the Trails at Santiago Creek project. After public comment and deliberation, the project was approved.
The proposed Trails at Santiago Creek Project was heard by the City Council at its adjourned regular meeting on September 24, 2019. The item was continued to the adjourned regular meeting on October 22 in order to ensure the project was given full consideration.
The following documents are available for public review.
Many projects go through a “discretionary review process” for land use approvals before actual construction starts or the business doors open. The process entails a close review by the Current Planning staff as well as staff from other departments to ensure the project meets or exceeds the City’s requirements and codes. Many of the projects require further review and approval by the City’s Design Review Committee, Planning Commission, or even the City Council while staff may approve small-scale projects depending on the requirements of the Zoning Code. You may receive a “public hearing notice” for a project close to where you live or property that you own that will be considered by one of the City’s approval bodies such as the Planning Commission or City Council. Please take this opportunity to attend the public meeting and express your thoughts about the project directly to the approval body.
Pending Land Use Application List
The Pending Land Use Application list provides some general information on the projects currently under review including the address and a short project description. View Pending Land Use Application List. Please feel free to contact the staff planner if you have any questions.