2045 General Plan Update

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Thousand Oaks
Document Title
2045 General Plan Update
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Residential, commercial, mixed use, institutional public facilities, and open space.
Document Description
The City of Thousand Oaks 2045 General Plan Update (GPU) articulates the long-term shared community vision for the preservation, enhancement and improvement of the city. It is a long-range plan that directs decision-making and establishes rules and standards for city improvements and new development. The GPU reflects the community's vision for the future and provides direction through the year 2045. The Housing Element was updated in 2022 and will be included in the GPU. The 2045 GPU will provide the context to effectively plan and manage the city’s growth based on an updated set of goals, policies, and implementation actions that reflect the community’s values and aspirations for the future. Additionally, the GPU will equip the City with a policy framework to manage future projects and ensure that there is development capacity to accommodate the anticipated growth to occur in the city for the next 25 years. As required by California Government Code Section 65302, the GPU includes the eight mandated elements. The GPU includes all required topics in the following elements: Land Use; Mobility; Parks and Open Space; Conservation; Community Facilities and Services; Arts and Culture; Safety; Noise; Governance; and Housing. Goals and policies related to Environmental Justice and Sustainability are contained throughout several elements of the General Plan. The GPU also includes chapters on the update process and the vision and guiding principles. The City of Thousand Oaks is located at the southeastern edge of Ventura County, bordering Los Angeles County. The city is within the Conejo Valley and is surrounded by the Mountclef Ridge to the north, Simi Hills to the east, Santa Monica Mountains to the south, and Conejo Mountain to the west. The city is approximately 40 miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles and approximately 50 miles southeast of city of Santa Barbara. Primary regional east-west access is provided by U.S. Route 101, which provides access to the city of Los Angeles and greater Los Angeles County to the east, and the cities of Camarillo and Ventura to the west. State Route 23 provides north-south access to the city, to the City of Moorpark to the north and communities in the Santa Monica Mountains and City of Malibu to the south. The 2045 GPU Planning Area encompasses approximately 56 square miles (35,840 acres), of which 15,250 acres is protected open space. The city’s Sphere of Influence contains approximately 1,900 acres within unincorporated Ventura County and is comprised of four clusters of unincorporated “County Islands” which include Casa Conejo, Lynn Road, Rolling Oaks, and Lynn Ranch. According to the California Department of Finance, the estimated population for Thousand Oaks in 2021 was approximately 125,426 residents, with the city growing at a rate of 0.34 percent per year since 2000.

Contact Information

Iain Holt
Agency Name
City of Thousand Oaks
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Thousand Oaks
Citywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Parcel #
State Highways
101, 23

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, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), 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 Energy Commission, 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, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), 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 Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (General Plan update)
Local Actions
General Plan Update
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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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