Initial Draft of Circulation Element Workshop

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Initial Draft of Circulation Element

The initial draft is now available online. Please click here to download and view it!

Much like the Housing Element update, City staff and its consultant team have been working with the Planning Commission and the community over the past eight months to prepare an initial draft of the updated General Plan Circulation Element. The Element is being updated simultaneously with the Housing Element to comply with new mandates, such as “complete streets.” It is also being refreshed to reflect the community’s vision on trending transportation matters, including electric vehicles (EV), rideshare services (e.g., Uber and Lyft), public transportation, telecommuting, as well as parking and parking lot management.

The Planning Commission will also be discussing this draft at its Thursday, March 18, 2021 meeting. A virtual public workshop will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021. Over this Summer, a complete traffic analysis will also be prepared as part of the analysis of both the Housing and Circulation Element updates. The analysis will evaluate the inclusion of all of the housing units anticipated by the draft Housing Element. Along with the Circulation Element update, City staff and its consultant team will be working on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which will provide for additional public input opportunities.

This is the very first draft of the document. There will be plenty of opportunities to help shape it before its adoption by City Council later this year. The entire community is encouraged to participate and review it.

How to provide comments

To provide comments, please visit this page to view the Draft Circulation Element. The City of Newport Beach must receive comments by April 30, 2021.


You can submit written comments/Questions:


If you have any questions, please reach out to City staff by emailing GPUpdate@newportbeachca.gov.

Initial Draft of Circulation Element

The initial draft is now available online. Please click here to download and view it!

Much like the Housing Element update, City staff and its consultant team have been working with the Planning Commission and the community over the past eight months to prepare an initial draft of the updated General Plan Circulation Element. The Element is being updated simultaneously with the Housing Element to comply with new mandates, such as “complete streets.” It is also being refreshed to reflect the community’s vision on trending transportation matters, including electric vehicles (EV), rideshare services (e.g., Uber and Lyft), public transportation, telecommuting, as well as parking and parking lot management.

The Planning Commission will also be discussing this draft at its Thursday, March 18, 2021 meeting. A virtual public workshop will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021. Over this Summer, a complete traffic analysis will also be prepared as part of the analysis of both the Housing and Circulation Element updates. The analysis will evaluate the inclusion of all of the housing units anticipated by the draft Housing Element. Along with the Circulation Element update, City staff and its consultant team will be working on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which will provide for additional public input opportunities.

This is the very first draft of the document. There will be plenty of opportunities to help shape it before its adoption by City Council later this year. The entire community is encouraged to participate and review it.

How to provide comments

To provide comments, please visit this page to view the Draft Circulation Element. The City of Newport Beach must receive comments by April 30, 2021.


You can submit written comments/Questions:


If you have any questions, please reach out to City staff by emailing GPUpdate@newportbeachca.gov.