General Plan

The Orange City Council adopted the 2010 General Plan on March 9, 2010 and the Housing Element of the General Plan on April 13, 2010.

The General Plan is a forward-looking “blueprint” for our City, and is meant to
protect the quality of life for our citizens.  The Plan provides goals, policies, and implementation measures that are meant to help influence physical growth and change in a manner consistent with this vision. Private individuals and businesses seeking to invest in development or redevelopment within the City also use the General Plan.

The 2010 General Plan better defines Orange's image and position within the region, allows our commercial districts to better compete in the local and regional marketplace, maintains existing neighborhood values, and addresses local and regional environmental issues.
The Orange General Plan received an award from the Orange County Section American Planning Association for "Outstanding Comprehensive Planning - Large Jurisdiction" in May 2011.