Please note that as of January 3, 2012, the Merced Vision 2015 General Plan (adopted in 1997)was replaced by the Merced Vision 2030 General Plan, which was adopted by the City Council on January 3, 2012. Please refer to the "Merced Vision 2030 General Plan Adoption" page for information on the General Plan adoption and environmental review process, which ran from 2005 to 2012. The 1997 General Plan web pages have been deleted, however, copies of the Merced Vision 2015 General Plan will be retained by the City if anyone wishes to obtain a copy for historic purposes. Please contact the City Planning Division at (209) 385-6858 for more information.
The Merced Vision 2030 General Plan was adopted on January 3, 2012, by the Merced City Council. The General Plan serves as a blueprint for growth and development in the City of Merced. The Executive Summary of the Merced Vision 2030 General Plan provides an overview of the document, which can be downloaded below. For those who would like to view the entire document, it is available below. Please note that the General Plan document is very large so to make it easier to download, the document has been broken down into chapters. As of June 2012, printed copies are not yet available but will become available in the coming months for purchase (the cost has not yet been determined). Please contact the Planning Division at (209) 385-6858 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. A copy of the adopted Land Use Diagram as of January 2012 is also available below.
The General Plan is a living document and is amended from time to time. The Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) maintains a current copy of the City's General Plan Land Use Diagram, which can be downloaded by following this link(Please note that as of June 2012, MCAG is still in the process of completing the new diagram so the map has NOT yet been updated to reflect the new General Plan adopted in Janaury 2012). A list of General Plan Amendments (when there are amendments) will also be available for download below. Please note that the General Plan can be amended up to four times a year, so please contact the Planning Division at (209) 385-6858 prior to buying or selling property based on the information contained in these documents in case there are amendments not yet reflected here.
General Plan Chapters:
00a-Merced Vision 2030 General Plan Cover, Title Pages, & Table of Contents File Name: 0_TITLES and TOC.pdf Revision Date: 6/20/2012