General Plan Amendments and Update of Vehicle Miles Traveled Standards

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Elk Grove
Document Title
General Plan Amendments and Update of Vehicle Miles Traveled Standards
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The City is located in Sacramento County and consists of approximately 42.7 square miles within its boundary (see Figure 1). Land uses are regulated under the City General Plan, which was comprehensively updated in 2019. The City General Plan established a Planning Area (approximately 31,238 acres) that includes lands outside the current City limits. Existing land uses in the City consist of residential at varying densities, commercial, office, industrial, park, and open space (see Figure 2). The Planning Area primarily consists of agricultural lands and rural residential uses. Nearby natural open space and habitat areas include the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and the Sacramento River to the west, the Cosumnes River Preserve to the south, and the Regional County Sanitation District bufferlands to the northwest. Major roadway access to the City is provided by Interstate 5 and State Route 99
Document Description
The Project consists of the following components that are further described below: General Plan amendments to establish the Livable Employment Area Community Plan (Livable Employment Area Community Plan); update of City vehicle miles traveled (VMT) thresholds and guidelines (VMT Update); incorporation of siting for the future Zoo (Zoo Site); and various other General Plan land use adjustments

Contact Information

Christopher Jordan
Agency Name
City of Elk Grove
Job Title
Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Elk Grove
Other Location Info
Land Outside City Limits

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 Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, 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 Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Agricultural land and rural residential uses)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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