Fort Ord Area Issues & Actions:
City of Seaside General Plan Update
The City of Seaside is undergoing a comprehensive General Plan update where the vision for the community will be established and new policies written for how the community grows.
LandWatch Position: Actively Engaged
Project Status: Seeking Community Input
The General Plan update includes the entire City of Seaside and any lands in the Sphere of Influence.
The City of Seaside is the lead agency.
- The City is hosting public workshops to gather information on the community's desires.
- Seaside Housing Element Meeting
Join the City of Seaside for a meeting on its General Plan Update on Wednesday, August 23 at 7 PM at City Hall. (08.21.17)
- Seaside Wants Your Input
If you were unable to attend the City of Seaside General Plan public workshop on February 27th, have no fear there is an online way to provide feedback. Attend "virtually" by completing this online survey by March 10, 2017. (03.02.17)
- Seaside Open House on February 27, 2017
The City of Seaside is updating its General Plan for the community. The second open house is on February 27, 2017 between 6 PM and 8 PM. It is a "drop-in" type format at the Oldemeyer Center (986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside). This particular meeting focuses on the location and character of future development and transportation in Seaside. Please drop in any time to mingle with staff and the planning team, and learn more about the draft General Plan land use designations and circulation networks in Seaside. (02.27.17)
- Letter: Opposing Zoning Ordinance (524K PDF file)
LandWatch opposes voting to reaffirm consistency of the comprehensive updates to the zoning ordinance, amending Title 17 of the Seaside Municipal Code. Concerns include: zoning consistency with the Fort Ord Regional Urban Design Guidelines, consistency with noise standards, and piecemealing (instead of completing a comprehensive) consistency determinations with a General Plan currently under update. (03.14.18)
Letter: Comments on the Seaside General Plan (618K PDF file)
The City of Seaside is currently undergoing a General Plan Update. LandWatch supports the City’s vision of infill, mixed-use, and bicycle-friendly and pedestrian-friendly development, as described in the draft Seaside General Plan Update (GPU). However, in order to achieve this vision, the GPU will need to be substantially refined. These changes are detailed in our January 2018 letter. (01.26.18)
- Letter: Comments on the Housing Element (563K PDF)
LandWatch submitted comments identifying how the draft Housing Element can be strengthened, particularly in relation to including clear, objective implementing measures. (08.22.17)