General Plan Update


Did you know the City is updating its General Plan?

The Fountain Valley General Plan is the primary long-range policy and planning document guiding the city’s physical development, conservation, and improvement. Every city in California is required by state law to adopt a general plan containing goals and
policies that expresses the community’s vision of its future, improves public safety, and enhances access to and the use of available resources.

The City’s General Plan was last comprehensively updated in 1995. For more information review the project Fact Sheet, Public Involvement Plan, and Schedule.

What’s New:

Revised Evaluation of the ADU Potential for the City of Fountain Valley Housing Element

RHNA/Housing Element 

If you would like additional information about the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) and the Housing Element, please see the following link for tutorials, the first two videos (out of 11 total) are available.

Previous Information
October 2020

ADU and Land Inventory for Housing Element
RHNA Appeal

September 2020 General Plan Status Update

Please click here for an update on the General Plan update process and GPAC schedule.

Have ideas for our future?

They say a photo is worth a thousand words. Tell us what you like and the ideas that inspire you for Fountain Valley’s future. The link below will take you to a photo collector where you can upload photos of things in the City and ideas from elsewhere that you would like to share. This photo collector will be open throughout the General Plan update process so please use it throughout the next several months. Photos can be shared via mobile device, tablet, or computer. Photo Collector:

Please get involved and stay informed!

Throughout the General Plan update there will be multiple opportunities for the community to participate in the process. To receive notifications of those opportunities and other project information please subscribe to email updates and follow us at:

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If you have specific questions and or issues you would like to discuss feel free to e-mail or
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