General Plan 2035

Welcome to the City of Woodland General Plan Update Webpage!

On May 16, 2017, the City of Woodland City Council adopted a new general Plan to guide the City’s sustainable growth and development.  The General Plan is a policy document to guide the long-range development of the City of Woodland.  It articulates a vision of what Woodland aspires to be.  The Plan draws its aspirations and goals from the community at large:  residents, business owners, and elected officials and translates these ideas into a set of policies and actions for present and future generations.   While General Plans are required by the State of California to contain seven elements, the City of Woodland’s General Plan 2035 contains a number of optional topics including Community Design, Historic Preservation, and Economic Development, as well as a comprehensive element dedicated to Healthy Community. 

Woodland’s 2035 General Plan is the culmination of an extensive four-year community visioning and planning process that involved the participation of community members and representatives including local non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, public agencies, industry and business representatives.     

The General Plan allows for consideration of growth within the City’s Urban Limit Line consistent with polices in the General Plan and the General Plan Environmental Impact Report.  The 2035 General Plan promotes infill development and compact sustainable growth.  The Plan emphasizes economic and job development along key corridors, commercial and employment centers.  The plan emphasizes multiple modes of transportation including a comprehensive network of open space, trails, and paths to connect the community.     

Vision Statement for 2035: 

 In 2035, Woodland is a highly desirable community to live, learn, work and recreate.  It has maintained its small-town feel while maturing into an attractive, vibrant, and sustainable city that celebrates its architectural heritage and cultural diversity Woodland is a healthy community with livable neighborhoods, a thriving downtown, well-maintained infrastructure, excellent schools and recreational amenities connected by a seamless network of trails and paths.

The city is the region’s center of agricultural technology and food production, and is recognized globally as a leader in sustainable agriculture.  The community is prosperous and fiscally sound, offering abundant employment opportunities to its diverse and creative work force. 

Woodland has become a destination for visitors seeking to experience its unique agricultural, historical, recreational and entertainment amenities.              

Sections from the adopted Woodland 2035 General Plan can be downloaded below.  All development project approved in the City must be consistent with the goals and policies of the General Plan.          

Woodland General Plan 2035:

Woodland General Plan 2035 (single document -  PDF)

Woodland General Plan 2035 (by chapter's -  PDF):

00 Cover, Note, Acknowledgments, Table of Contents.
01 Introduction.

02 Land Use, Community Design, and Historic Preservation Element.
03 Transportation and Circulation Element.
04 Economic Development Element.
05 Public Facilities and Services Element.
06 Healthy Community Element.
07 Sustainability, Conservation, and Open Space Element.
08 Safety Element.
09 Housing Element.

General Plan Land Use Map -Fig 2-5 (dated 3/20/17).

General Plan 2035 Update Process:

Related Documents: 

Woodland Climate Action Plan 2035 (link coming soon!)
Woodland Environmental Impact Report for the 2035 General Plan and Climate Action Plan (link coming soon!)


News and Announcements:

Contact Information:
Cindy A. Norris
Principal Planner
300 First Street
Woodland, CA 95695
Tel: 530-661-5911  Fax: 530-406-0832 e-mail