City of Needles, General Plan Update, Land Use and Transportation Elements

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Needles
Document Title
City of Needles, General Plan Update, Land Use and Transportation Elements
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Citywide General Plan Update for Land Use Map; update Zoning code
Document Description
The Proposed Project is an update to the City’s General Plan for the Land Use and Transportation Elements. The Proposed Project will guide the City’s growth and development for the next 20 years through 2040. As proposed, the General Plan update will provide for future growth in population from the existing population of 5,225 and employment of 1,403 to buildout conditions of a population of approximately 7,750 and employment of 2,395. As part of the Land Use Element and Map update, the City will revise the Goals and Polices in the current Land Use Element, create a single-map system that allows for consistency between the Land Use and Zoning Maps, create a Downtown Core (DT) designation, introduce mixed-use development into the City’s Downtown, and make corresponding changes to the City’s development code. The Proposed Project will update the City’s circulation system, revise the Goals and Policies of the Circulation Plan, provide for potential reconfiguration of certain streets within Downtown Core, update roadway classifications and truck routes.

Contact Information

Patrick Martinez
Agency Name
City of Needles
Job Title
Assistant City Manager/Development Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
State Highways
SR 95 and I-10
Needles Airport
Needles Unified Schools
Colorado River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
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State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Colorado River Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Land Use and Transportation Element Updates)
Local Actions
General Plan Update
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, 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, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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