Plan Orinda

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Orinda
Document Title
Plan Orinda
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
Plan Orinda is comprised of the City’s 2023-2031 Housing Element Update, Downtown Precise Plan (DPP), and revisions to the Environmental Resources Chapter (Safety Element) of the General Plan. The project also includes additional miscellaneous amendments to the General Plan, the Zoning Code, and the Zoning Map to maintain consistency with the Housing Element Update and DPP; and minor updates to the Growth Management Element of the Growth Management Chapter to be consistent with Contra Costa Transportation Authority guidance. Plan Orinda would provide a vision and planning framework for future growth and development in the city with an emphasis on intensifying land uses in a way that meets future housing needs in response to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation and bring the General Plan in compliance with State-mandated laws and regulations.

Contact Information

Winnie Mui
Agency Name
City of Orinda
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa
Citywide, Countywide, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
State Highways
SR 24
Orinda Union School District Acalanes Union High School District
San Pablo Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 4, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Housing Element Update and Downtown Precise Plan)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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