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Phase 2 Plan Development

Phase 2 - Land Use, Circulation & Economic Development (2023-2025)

The Phase 2 Outreach Schedule displays the planned outreach activities and tools associated with key outreach milestones. This schedule is subject to change; the most up-to-date information will be posted on the Events page.

The GPAC Guidance Document summarize the roles and responsibilities of the GPAC so their involvement in the GPU process is clearly defined and understood. The document also provides a set of rules and procedures for the GPAC, which will act as the committee’s by-laws.

The Phase 2 Fact Sheet provides a quick snapshot of key aspects of the current GPU effort, including a map of the opportunity areas for consideration (as of early February 2024).

The Existing Conditions Story Map provides a foundation of information concerning the land use and circulation planning framework in Dana Point (as of late 2023/early 2024).

The Potential Areas of Change Story Maps (Parts 1 and 2) present key information about each area of the City under consideration for potential land use change, including interactive aerial maps and street views. These story maps may be updated on an ongoing basis.

The Community Open House link downloads a single PDF (21 MB) of all the materials (boards) that were presented at the open house on June 5, 2024.

GPAC Meeting #1

story map

Community open house materials (June 5, 2024)

General Plan Advisory Committee
Guidance Document

Potential Areas
of Change
StorY map Part 1

Phase 2
Fact Sheet

(Feb 2024)

Potential Areas
of Change

StorY map ParT 2

Phase 1 Visioning

In May 2022, the City Council initiated a General Plan Update and directed City Staff to begin work in a phased approach. Phase 1 consisted of a visioning process to create awareness and gather public input with a dedicated community engagement program and communications plan.  The results of Phase 1 are presented below.

The Summary of Engagement Efforts presents a comprehensive and transparent compilation of the public input received as part of the visioning phase. It describes the community engagement program and details the conducted activities.

The Visioning Framework distills the input received during the visioning phase to help shape and inform the upcoming plan development phase. The Visioning Framework draws upon the Summary of Engagement Efforts to help guide the policies, procedures, and priorities of the next version of Dana Point’s General Plan.

On July 10, 2023, public review drafts of the Summary of Engagement Efforts and Visioning Framework documents were presented to Planning Commission. The Planning Commission recommended modifications to the draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles. On July 18, 2023, public review drafts of the Summary of Engagement Efforts and Visioning Framework documents were presented to City Council. As part of the staff report and presentation, City staff included alternative language for the Vision Statement and Guiding Principles in response to recommendations by the Planning Commission. The City Council provided feedback, and received and filed the documents.

Summary of Engagement Efforts

Visioning Framework

Adopted City Documents

Other Resources

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