CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES THE 2016 GENERAL PLAN
Westminster City Council unanimously approved the 2016 General Plan and certified the project's Environmental Impact Report at their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, September 28th. As part of this meeting, the City Council also recognized the General Plan Advisory Committee members and thanked them all for their service. The City thanks you for your support and looks forward to working with the community to help make your vision for Westminster a reality.
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT THE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE!!
Thank you to those who joined us at our Open House on Saturday, July 30th at the Miriam Warne Community Building. Visitors had a chance to learn about how the General Plan, Implementation Plan, and Draft EIR will set the course for Westminster’s future. If you could not attend the Open House and would like to provide comments on the Draft Plan or DEIR, please join us at the Planning Commission public hearing on August 17, 2016, or call us at 714-548-3247 for more information on the Draft General Plan and the community feedback process. Click on the "Hearing Draft Documents" button above to view the material!
HEARING DRAFT GENERAL PLAN AND DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT RELEASED JULY 1, 2016!
The City of Westminster has released its Hearing Draft General Plan for public review. The General Plan is a state-mandated document that includes the maps and policies that will guide Westminster's growth for the next 20 years. A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) has been prepared to evaluate the potential environmental impacts that could occur as the new Plan is implemented. The Westminster Planning Commission and City Council will hold public hearings on the Draft Plan and DEIR beginning in August 2016. Please click on the "Hearing Draft Documents" button above to view the material!
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR COMMUNITY MEETINGS!
Over 200 of you joined us at our General Plan Update Community Meetings in September 2015 on the Draft Proposed Land Use Plan. If you could not attend a meeting, please call us at 714-548-3247 for more information on the Draft Proposed Plan and the community feedback process. You can see a copy of the Community Meeting presentation by clicking on the "Get Involved" tab above. We value your input!
SEE HOW WESTMINSTER ENVISIONS ITS FUTURE!
The Westminster General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) has reviewed and agreed on a Draft Proposed Land Use Plan for the community. The Plan shows how various land uses are proposed to be organized throughout the City and is a component of the Land Use Element of the General Plan. The Proposed Plan seeks to implement the Council Approved Vision Statement by accommodating future growth along corridors and in key activity centers and preserving and protecting the City’s existing residential neighborhoods, parks, schools, and other important facilities. The Draft Proposed Land Use Plan and Draft Proposed Land Use Category Definitions, along with the public input we receive, will be presented to Planning Commission and City Council for their review in fall 2015. Check out the Land Use Planning page for more details!
GPAC BUS TOUR A SUCCESS!
On June 13th, the Westminster General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) went on a bus tour of project examples throughout Orange County to get a better idea of what the community wants Westminster to look like in the future. The bus tour included visiting Beach Blvd and Edinger Ave in Huntington Beach, the Residences at Bella Terra, the Triangle and Superior Pointe in Costa Mesa, SoCo/OC Mix in Costa Mesa, and Downtown Santa Ana/the 4th Street Market. The bus tour was open to the public and we had several community members join us on the bus! Please see the "Get Involved" page for further details, including a copy of the informational booklet distributed to bus tour attendees.
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES WESTMINSTER VISION STATEMENT!
At their April 15th meeting, the Westminster City Council approved a long-term Vision Statement for the City of Westminster. Click on the red button above or on the "Get Involved" tab at the top of this page to read the Vision Statement and see how Westminster's leaders envision the community 20 years from now!
HOW DO YOU ENVISION THE FUTURE OF WESTMINSTER?
Over the last twenty years the way people have experienced the City of Westminster has been shaped by changes in demographics, the economy, and the environment. The Westminster City Council has decided it is time to reconnect with our community and reevaluate how Westminster functions as a place to live, work, and play.
It has been nearly twenty years since the City of Westminster approved its General Plan and comprehensively evaluated the priorities that are most important to the community. Are they the same? Have they changed? Over the course of the next several years, we will want to know: what should the community look like 20 to 30 years from now? The City invites all residents, business owners, and community members to learn more about the General Plan Update process and to participate in shaping Westminster’s vision for the future. This website will serve as the City’s primary resource for updates related to the General Plan – we invite you to check back here often!