Petaluma General Plan 2025

What is the Petaluma General Plan?

The General Plan 2025 is online:

222 pages of information

Development of General Plan 2025

Goal: Guide long-term physical development over the next 20 years.

Required by State of California

Started in 2001

Adopted on May 19, 2008

Details found on p. i5

Six key issues emerged during development of General Plan 2025

Details found on p. i6

  1. Economic health
  2. Infill/residential growth projection
  3. Water resources
  4. Mobility
  5. Public facilities and parks
  6. Sustainability (traffic, floods, water)

Guiding Principles of General Plan 2025

Details found on p. i7-8

  1. Maintain a close-knit, neighborly, and family-friendly city.
  2. Preserve and enhance Petaluma's historic character.
  3. Preserve and enhance Petaluma's natural environment and distinct setting in the region--a community with a discrete edge surrounded by open space.
  4. Enhance the Petaluma River corridor. . . . .
  5. Stimulate and increase public access and use of pathways as alternative transportation routes . . . .
  6. Provide for a range of attractive and viable transportation alternatives . . . .
  7. Enhance downtown . . . .
  8. Foster and promote economic diversity and opportunities.
  9. Expand retail opportunities to meet residents' needs . . .
  10. Continue efforts to achieve a jobs/housing balance emphasizing opportunities for residents to work locally.
  11. Foster a sustainable community in which today's needs do not compromise the ability of the community to meet its future needs . . . .
  12. Ensure infrastructure is strengthened and maintained.
  13. Standards for . . . streets, parks, storm drainage, and fire/safety are established to ensure that growth does not exceed carrying capacity.

Information in General Plan 2025 specifically referring to the Davidon property

Details found on p. 2-P-68, p. 2-17 - do a search for: Scott Ranch

Preserve the uniqueness of the property at the intersection of ‘D’ Street and Windsor Drive (Scott Ranch) through incorporation of the following criteria in future development review processes:

  • Respect the Gateway value with a minimum 100’ setback from ‘D’ Street, with no soundwalls.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 100’ setback along Kelly Creek and its tributaries.
  • Preserve the red barns, in place; designate them historic, and encourage the incorporation of a nature study area.
  • Preserve and maintain habitat areas and trees.
  • Avoid slide areas and minimize grading.
  • Provide a minimum 300’ wide Urban Separator.
  • Provide a minimum of a 3-acre park site.
  • Include the provision of trailhead facilities with restrooms and parking, with a connection to Putnam Regional Park.
  • Respect City hillside regulations.