General Plan 2035

La Habra General Plan

State law requires every city and county to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of that jurisdiction. The general plan is the City's blueprint of the future. It expresses community goals and embodies public policy that are the basis for all land use decisions.

The City of La Habra completed a comprehensive update of its General Plan (GP). The last comprehensive update occurred in 2014. The GP update reflects changes in the community's attitudes and approaches to development. The plan works to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood unit, improve the quality of life within the community, and address economic development issues. 

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Inclusionary Housing Ordinance 

In April 2021, the City adopted an inclusionary housing ordinance to help meet the housing needs of the community and provide for more affordable housing. The ordinance provides that for projects with 10 or more units, the developer must set aside 15% of the total units or provide an equivalent in-lieu fee for housing affordable to households of very low, low, or moderate incomes. Inclusionary housing units at an affordable cost will implement the goals and objectives of the Housing Element update and help meet the city's regional share of housing needs. 

Ordinance 1833 - Inclusionary Housing Units

Housing Element Update 2021-2029 (NEW!)

La Habra's comprehensive general plan was prepared and adopted in 2014. Due to changes in state law, two of its chapters are being updated - the Housing Element and Community Safety Element. Click here for an overview of the project, including project objectives, and state requirements. 

Adopted 2021-2029 Housing Element

City Council approved Resolution 6086

Draft Housing Element 2021-2029

Revised Draft Housing Element 2021-2029 - March 2022

HCD Comment Letter November 1, 2021

Response to HCD's Comments

Housing Element Review Process Timeline- To Date as of September 2022:

  • Five General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings held in 2020-2021
  • Planning Commission review on July 9, 2021
  • City Council review on August 16, 2021
  • First draft forwarded to HCD on September 2, 2021
  • HCD comment letter on the first draft received on November 1, 2021
  • City Council review of second draft on March 21, 2022
  • Second draft forwarded to HCD on March 23, 2022
  • HCD Comment letter on the second draft received on May 23, 2022
  • Planning Commission review of third draft on August 22, 2022
  • City Council hearing scheduled to review the third draft on September 19, 2022
  • City Council approved and adopted the 2021-2029 Housing Element on September 19, 2022