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General Plan Update

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Every city and county in California must have a General Plan, which is the local government’s long-term blueprint for future development. The General Plan represents the community’s view of its future and expresses the community’s development goals. The General Plan contains the goals and policies upon which the City Council and Planning Commission will base their land use decisions. California State law requires that each city adopt a General Plan “for the physical development of the city and any land outside its boundaries that bears relation to its planning.” Typically, a General Plan is designed to address the issues facing the city for the next 15 to 25 years.

Millbrae adopted its current General Plan in 1998. Since that time the city has grown and changed. New laws have passed that affect general plans and new planning strategies have been developed. These changes require a reevaluation of the existing General Plan and confirmation of the vision for Millbrae. This General Plan will look ahead to the year 2040, so the update will not only bring policies and programs up to date, but also position Millbrae for the next 25 years.

To be included in the Millbrae General Plan Update notification list, please click on this link to the General Plan Update website and sign up for e-mail notifications. The email notification list will be used to send out notices about upcoming meetings and community workshops, project milestones, and recently-released public documents.

If you have questions or comments about the General Plan Update you can send an e-mail to: 


July 6th, 2016: Millbrae PDA Specific Plan RFP

The City of Millbrae seeks a Consultant Team for preparation of a PDA Specific Plan and the preparation of a comprehensive Program EIR/EIS for the PDA Specific Plan and General Plan Update.  The PDA Specific Plan will be a component of a comprehensive update of the General Plan and includes the area covering the El Camino Real and the Downtown. This Specific Plan includes a federally funded PDA Grant.  Firms must comply with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and all other requirements. For a link to the RFP, click here.