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General Plan Update--Historic Information (Prior to August 2010)

The City of Merced is in the process of updating its General Plan, known as the Merced Vision 2030 General Plan.  This page contains all the historic information about the General Plan Update prior to August 2010.  Please refer to the General Plan Update page for the latest information.

Draft General Plan Document (August 24, 2010)

The City's General Plan consultants have completed the preparation of a Draft General Plan document and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), was released for public review on Tuesday, August 24, 2010.  For the Draft General Plan and Draft EIR documents, please follow this link.

EIR Notice of Preparation and Scoping Mtg. (July 2008)

The Notice of Preparation for the General Plan Environmental Impact Report was released for its 30-day public review from July 17, 2008 to August 18, 2008.  Interested agencies and citizens submitted written comments as described in the Notice of Preparation, available for download below.  A scoping meeting to receive comments was held on July 29, 2008.  The comments received will be incorporated into the Draft EIR, which should be available for public review in March/April 2009.

Bellevue Corridor Meetings (July 2008)

A meeting with property owners along the Bellevue Corridor (between G Street and Lake Road) took place on June 23, 2008 to discuss the General Plan Update and its effects on those properties along Bellevue Road.  The benefits of annexation to the City of Merced were also discussed.  Materials from that meeting can be downloaded below.  A follow-up meeting was held on July 14, 2008.   

Joint City Council/Planning Commission Study Session (Feb 2008)

A Joint Planning Commission/City Council Study Session was held on Tuesday, February 19, 2008.  The purpose of the study session was to discuss input received from the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) Board in December 2007 regarding the City's proposed Sphere of Influence (which will require LAFCO approval); provide information about infrastructure and circulation needs, and to receive direction from the Planning Commission and City Council regarding the Draft Sphere of Influence and Land Use Diagram so work can proceed on preparation of the Draft General Plan document and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The agenda packet for the study session is posted for download below. (Please note that some of the attachments are very large files and may take a while to download--Sorry for the inconvenience.)  At the conclusion of the study session, the Planning Commission recommended and the City Council directed staff to proceed with the preparation of the Draft General Plan documents in accordance with the Draft Land Use Diagram (February 2008) and the Draft Sphere of Influence illustrated on the Diagram. 

Draft Land Use Diagram Available and Community Forums Held (Sept 2007)

The City released a DRAFT Land Use Plan for the City’s General Plan Update in September 2007 and this Diagram was subsequently modified in February 2008 (see discussion above). This Land Use Plan indicates which lands will be included in the City’s new 20-year growth boundary and what the proposed land use (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.) for those areas will be. A Newsletter (both a color and black & white version), which describes the General Plan Update process thus far, is also available for download below

Community Forum and Planning Commission/City Council Study Session (April/May 2007)

A community forum was held on April 12, 2007. The community forum was an opportunity for citizens and other interested parties to give input into the General Plan Update prior to draft land use plans being developed. Options were presented regarding the proposed Sphere of Influence (SOI), which will be the City's 20-year growth boundary since the larger study area adopted by the Council will accommodate 40-50 years worth of growth. A copy of the flyer for the community forum can be downloaded below along with the agenda, presentation materials, a map for citizens to submit their own options for the SOI, and maps of the three options for the SOI presented at the meeting. Also available below are responses to questions asked at the forum, prepared by the consultants and City staff.

A joint Planning Commission/City Council Study Session was held on May 21, 2007. The options regarding the proposed Sphere of Influence that were presented at the Community Forum (see above) were discussed as well as a short briefing from County Planning Staff regarding the County's General Plan Update. No consensus for any particular option was reached, so staff and consultants will proceed with the preparation of a draft land use map and SOI, which should be ready for public review in late summer/early fall 2007. A copy of the presentation, staff report, and minutes for the Study Session are available for download below (please scroll down to bottom of page) as well as on the Planning Commission and City Council pages.

Draft Growth Boundary Adopted (July 2006)

On May 1, 2006 and again on May 8, 2006, the Planning Commission and City Council conducted study sessions on the General Plan Update in which they discussed recommendations from the consultants and staff on a draft Specific Urban Development Plan (SUDP or growth) boundary to be used in the remainder of the General Plan Update process. The options ranged in size from 32,566 to 43,591 acres, which would be over double the size of the City's current growth boundary that contains over 20,000 acres. The reports and the presentation presented to the Commission and Council at those meetings can be downloaded below along with color maps of three different options for the Draft SUDP boundary.

On June 21, 2006, the Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the adoption of a Draft SUDP boundary from the three options discussed at the May 2006 study sessions. The Planning Commission, by unanimous vote, recommended adoption of Option #3 (involving over 40,000 acres) with 2,000 additional acres to the east of Subarea 4. On July 17, 2006, the City Council held its public hearing on the same matter and by unanimous vote, adopted the Planning Commission recommendation. A map of the adopted Draft SUDP Boundary can be downloaded below. It should be noted that the Draft Boundary does NOT represent the City's new growth boundary, just areas under consideration for inclusion in the City's growth boundary, which will be formally adopted at the end of the General Plan process.

01a--Bellevue Corridor Mtg #2-July14-08
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Bellevue Corridor Mtg #2 Agenda--July 14, 2008
File Name: Bellevue Corridor Mtg #2 Agenda- 07-14-2008.pdf
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01b--Bellevue Corridor Mtg #1-Jun23-08
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Bellevue Corridor Map
File Name: Bellevue_Road_Study_Corridor_Map.pdf
Revision Date: 7/7/2008
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Bellevue Corridor Mtg #1 Agenda--June 23, 2008
File Name: Bellevue Corridor Agenda on Letterhead.pdf
Revision Date: 7/7/2008
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Bellevue Corridor Mtg #1 Annexation Handout
File Name: AnnexQues_June08.pdf
Revision Date: 7/7/2008
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Bellevue Corridor Mtg #1 Comment Card
File Name: Bellevue Corridor Mtg Comment Card-06-23-08.pdf
Revision Date: 7/7/2008
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Bellevue Corridor Mtg #1 Presentation
File Name: Bellevue Corridor Info Mtg-June 23, 2008.pdf
Revision Date: 7/7/2008
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01c-General Plan EIR Notice of Preparation (July 2008)
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General Plan Update EIR Scoping Mtg Presentation-July 29, 2008
File Name: Scoping meeting 7-29-08[1].pdf
Revision Date: 7/29/2008
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General Plan Update EIR Scoping Workshop Agenda-July 29, 2008
File Name: Scoping Workshop Agenda 7-29-08 final.pdf
Revision Date: 7/25/2008
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General Plan Update EIR Scoping Workshop Comment Card-July 29, 2008
File Name: Scoping workshop Comment Card 07-29-08.pdf
Revision Date: 7/25/2008
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Notice of Preparation for General Plan Update EIR
File Name: Final Notice of Preparation-July08.pdf
Revision Date: 7/11/2008
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Notice regarding Notice of Preparation & Scoping Mtg
File Name: PHN for GenPlanNOP-July08.pdf
Revision Date: 7/11/2008
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02a--City Council/Planning Commission Study Session--Feb19-2008
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01-Planning Commission/City Council Study Session Staff Rpt--02-19-08
File Name: PCCCStudySession-AR-Feb19-08.pdf
Revision Date: 2/13/2008
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02-Attachment 1 to Staff Rpt (Guiding Principles)
File Name: Att 1-Guiding Principles 11-20-2007.pdf
Revision Date: 2/13/2008
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03-Attachment 2 to Staff Rpt (Sept 2007 Land Use Diagram)
File Name: Att 2-GeneralPlan_24x36-Aug02-07.pdf
Revision Date: 2/13/2008
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04-Attachment 3 to Staff Report (February 2008 Land Use Diagram)
File Name: Att 3-GeneralPlan_24x36_020608.pdf
Revision Date: 2/13/2008
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05-Attachment 4 to Staff Rpt (Draft Circulation Map)
File Name: Att 4--CirculationPlan_24x36_020808.pdf
Revision Date: 2/13/2008
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06-Attachment 5 to Staff Rpt (Draft Sewer Map)
File Name: Att 5--SewerPlan_24x36_020608.pdf
Revision Date: 2/13/2008
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07-Attachment 6 to Staff Rpt (Dec 07 LAFCO Mtg Briefing)
File Name: Att 6-LAFCO Briefing Memo-02-07-08.pdf
Revision Date: 2/13/2008
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08-Attachment 7 to Staff Rpt (Draft Goals, Policies, & Actions)
File Name: Att 7-Policy summary-Feb08-08.pdf
Revision Date: 2/13/2008
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Joint Planning Commission/City Council Study Session Presentation--2/19/08
File Name: Joint PC-CC meeting 2-19-08[1].pdf
Revision Date: 2/20/2008
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03a--Community Forum #2--Sept 12, 2007
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Community Forum Agenda--09-12-07
File Name: Comm Forum Agenda-09-12-07.pdf
Revision Date: 9/11/2007
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Community Forum Presentation--09-12-07
File Name: Community forum 9-12-07[1].pdf
Revision Date: 9/11/2007
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Community Fourm Comment Card--09-12-07
File Name: Comm Forum Comment Card-09-12-07.pdf
Revision Date: 9/11/2007
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Draft General Plan Land Use Plan--Background Memo
File Name: 8-8-07 CAC LU Plan memo.pdf
Revision Date: 8/22/2007
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Draft General Plan Update Land Use Diagram
File Name: GeneralPlan_24x36-Aug02-07.pdf
Revision Date: 8/22/2007
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General Plan Update Newsletter #2--Sept 07 (Color Version)
File Name: Newsletter-2 11x17 color.pdf
Revision Date: 9/20/2007
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General Plan Update Newsletter #2--Sept 2007 (Black & White version)
File Name: Newsletter- 8x10 BW.pdf
Revision Date: 9/20/2007
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Summary of General Plan Land Use Definitions (from Current General Plan)
File Name: Land Use Definitions-2015GenPlan.pdf
Revision Date: 8/22/2007
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03b--Stakeholders Mtg--Sept 6, 2007
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Property Owner Request Map
File Name: Property Request Map_09-11-07.pdf
Revision Date: 9/20/2007
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Property Owner Request Map Table
File Name: PropOwnrRequestsSummaryWithoutNames.pdf
Revision Date: 9/20/2007
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Stakeholders Meeting Agenda--09-06-07
File Name: StakeholderMtg Agenda-09-06-07.pdf
Revision Date: 9/7/2007
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Stakeholders Meeting Comment Card--09-06-07
File Name: Stakeholder Comment Card-09-06-07.pdf
Revision Date: 9/7/2007
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Stakeholders Meeting Presentation--09-06-07
File Name: Stakeholders meeting 9-6-07[1].pdf
Revision Date: 9/7/2007
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03c-Citizens Advisory Committee Mtg#2--08-08-07
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Citizens Advisory Committee Agenda--08-08-07
File Name: CAC Mtg #2 Agenda -08-08-07.pdf
Revision Date: 8/3/2007
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Citizens Advisory Committee Presentation--08-08-07
File Name: CAC Mtg #2 Presentation 08-08-07.pdf
Revision Date: 8/3/2007
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Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Summary-07-19-07
File Name: TAC Summary-07-19-07.pdf
Revision Date: 8/3/2007
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04a-Planning Commission/City Council Study Session #3-5/21/07
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County General Plan Update Presentation--05-21-07
File Name: CountyGPU_PresentationtoCityPCCC--5-21-07.pdf
Revision Date: 6/25/2007
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General Plan Update Study Area Map
File Name: SUDP Study Areas-May07.pdf
Revision Date: 6/21/2007
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Joint Planning Commission-City Council Meeting Minutes--05-21-07
File Name: Joint PC-CC Minutes-05-21-07.pdf
Revision Date: 6/25/2007
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Planning Commission/City Council Study Session & City Council Regular Agenda--May 21, 2007
File Name: Agenda 2007 May 21.pdf
Revision Date: 5/17/2007
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Planning Commission/City Council Study Session--Presentation-05-21-07
File Name: Joint PC-CC meeting 5-21-07 Presentation.pdf
Revision Date: 5/16/2007
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Planning Commission/City Council Study Session--Staff Report
File Name: PCCC Study Session Admin Rpt-5-21-07.pdf
Revision Date: 5/16/2007
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Sphere of Influence Option #1
File Name: option 1.pdf
Revision Date: 5/16/2007
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Sphere of Influence Option #2
File Name: option 2.pdf
Revision Date: 5/16/2007
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Sphere of Influence Option #3
File Name: option 3.pdf
Revision Date: 5/16/2007
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04b-Environmental Constraints Maps from 05-21-07 Study Session
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Airport Land Use Compatibility Map
File Name: Airport Land Use Map.pdf
Revision Date: 6/25/2007
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Farmland Map
File Name: FMMP Map.pdf
Revision Date: 6/25/2007
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Flood Zones Map
File Name: Flood Zone Map.pdf
Revision Date: 6/25/2007
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Lake Yosemite Dam Innudation Area Map
File Name: Inundation Map.pdf
Revision Date: 6/25/2007
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Soils Map
File Name: Soils Map.pdf
Revision Date: 6/25/2007
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Vernal Pools Map
File Name: Vernal Pool Map.pdf
Revision Date: 6/25/2007
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Wetlands Map
File Name: NWI Map.pdf
Revision Date: 6/25/2007
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05-Community Forum #1--April 12, 2007
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Community Forum #1 Agenda--4/12/07
File Name: Community workshop Agenda 4-12-07 (3).pdf
Revision Date: 4/12/2007
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Community Forum #1 Presentation--4/12/07
File Name: Community workshop 4-12-07v3_1--FinalVersion.pdf
Revision Date: 4/11/2007
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Community Forum Invitation
File Name: Forum Flyer #1--Apr12-07-b.pdf
Revision Date: 3/29/2007
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Community Forum--Responses to Questions--4-12-07
File Name: 4-12 Workshop Comments-Answers.pdf
Revision Date: 5/16/2007
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Community Participation Map--4/12/07
File Name: Community Involvement Map.pdf
Revision Date: 4/12/2007
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Option #1--Existing Sphere of Influence Plus
File Name: option 1.pdf
Revision Date: 4/23/2007
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Option #2--Option #1 Plus Master Plan Areas
File Name: option 2.pdf
Revision Date: 4/23/2007
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Option #3--Option #1 Plus South Area Development
File Name: option 3.pdf
Revision Date: 4/23/2007
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06-Citizens Advisory Committee Mtg #1--02-07-07
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Citizens Advisory Committee Mtg #1 Agenda--February 7, 2007
File Name: Cit Adv Agenda 2-7-07 a.pdf
Revision Date: 2/2/2007
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Citizens Advisory Committee Mtg #1 Presentation--February 7, 2007
File Name: CaC meeting Presentation-2-7-07.pdf
Revision Date: 2/2/2007
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Citizens Advisory Committee Mtg #1--Minutes-02-07-07
File Name: GPCAC Minutes 2-7-07.pdf
Revision Date: 8/3/2007
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Draft SUDP--Sub Area Map
File Name: SUDP Map.pdf
Revision Date: 2/2/2007
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07-Draft SUDP--July 2006
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City Council Meeting 7-17-06 - Admin Report Draft SUDP
File Name: Admin Rpt GP Growth Boundary.pdf
Revision Date: 7/12/2006
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City Council Meeting 7-17-06--Powerpoint Presentation
File Name: Draft SUDP--CC Public Hearing Presentation-July 17-06.pdf
Revision Date: 7/20/2006
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Draft SUDP Boundary--Adopted by City Council on July 17, 2006
File Name: DraftSUDP BoundaryColor-Adopted by CC.pdf
Revision Date: 7/20/2006
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Draft SUDP Boundary--Option #1 Map
File Name: Option_1_ColorMap.pdf
Revision Date: 5/8/2006
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Draft SUDP Boundary--Option #2 Map
File Name: Option_2_ColorMap.pdf
Revision Date: 5/8/2006
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Draft SUDP Boundary--Option #3 Map
File Name: Full_Study_Area_Options_Map.pdf
Revision Date: 5/8/2006
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General Plan Update Newsletter #1--September 2006
File Name: Newsletter-1.pdf
Revision Date: 9/13/2006
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Joint Planning Commission/City Council Study Session Presentation--May 1 & 8, 2006
File Name: PC-CC StudySessionPresentation--May8-06.pdf
Revision Date: 5/26/2006
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Joint Planning Commission/City Council Study Session Staff Report--May 1 & 8, 2006
File Name: PCCCStudySessionAR-May1-06.pdf
Revision Date: 5/8/2006
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Planning Commission Presentation on Draft SUDP-June 21, 2006
File Name: Draft SUDP--PC Public Hearing-Jun 21-06.pdf
Revision Date: 6/27/2006
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Planning Commission Staff Report--Establishment of Draft Specific Urban Development Plan (SUDP)
File Name: 4.1-- Draft SUDP Boundary.pdf
Revision Date: 6/16/2006
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