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As part of the General Plan Update, two documents were prepared to inform and focus the process. These documents include the Planning Issues and Opportunities Report, and the Homelessness Policy Paper.

This is your guide and informational source for the City of Eureka’s 2040 General Plan Update process.

As required by State law, the updated General Plan will take a comprehensive, long‐term view to direct future land use, resource and other decisions in the City over the next 25 years. The process of updating the General Plan includes a number of events that seek the participation of you, your neighbors, businesses, and property owners. This process is structured to lead the General Plan from vision, to creation, to adoption, to implementation by the community.

The current General Plan for the City of Eureka was adopted in February 1997 and has not been comprehensively updated since its adoption. Some of the data, analyses, and policies in the 1997 plan do not fully reflect the current conditions or objectives of the City. As a result, an update of the General Plan is necessary to reflect the community’s current vision for accommodating future growth and providing services within Eureka through 2040.

If you would like more information on the General Plan Update process, please visit the various links on the left side of this page.


Study Session 5/28/15

Please help us spread the word about the upcoming Eureka GPU Study Session.  At the May 28th Study Session, we will be reviewing potential land use changes for identified opportunity areas within and outside of the City. We will also be discussing potential conversion of parcels within the City’s coastal zone for uses other than coastal dependent industrial. Lastly, we will discuss landowner requests for land use designation changes.

When: Thursday, May 28th 4-7 pm

Where: Council Chambers, Eureka City Hall 531 K Street

For more information, visit the General Plan Update website at http://www.eureka2040gpu.com or call Riley Topolewski at (707) 268-1971.

Thank You


Virtual Town Hall

For those residents and businesses that could not join us for the Community Workshop, you can provide your input virtually! The following Virtual Town Hall will be available until the end of the business on May 8th. Please go to http://eureka2040gpu.mindmixer.com. When on the site, make sure you click on “View All Topics” in the upper right hand corner, below the photo banner. There are two pages of questions. These are the same questions as those that were asked at the Community Workshop – please provide comments virtually only if you did not participate in person. We look forward to hearing from you!


Eureka GPU Public Workshop Announcement:

Help Plan Eureka’s Future – General Plan Update Community Workshop

Residents, property owners and businesses are invited to attend the second City of Eureka General Plan Update Community Workshop on April 28, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Wharfinger Building located at #1 Marina Way in Eureka. Join the City and provide your input to help define the land use alternatives for opportunity areas within Eureka and potential annexation areas in the County, give us your thoughts on future planning policies, and come learn about sea level rise and its potential effects on Eureka. In addition to the Community Workshop, the City will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall from April 27th through May 8th, 2015 providing a web-based avenue for input on the General Plan Update.  For more information, visit the General Plan Update website at http://www.eureka2040gpu.com or call Riley Topolewski at (707) 268-1971.



City of Eureka is Awarded $250,000 Ocean Protection Council(OPC) Grant

The City of Eureka, as part of it's General Plan Update, has been awarded a $250,000 OPC grant.  The grant funds will be used to address sea level rise as the City updates its Local Coastal Program (LCP).


Landowner Land Use Change Request Letter:

The City of Eureka is undergoing a General Plan Update, and as part of that process, will be reviewing opportunities for changes to the City’s official Land Use Designations throughout the City.  If there is any interest in land use changes for property you own in Eureka or within the General Plan Update Planning Area, please submit a written request to the City’s Planning Department.  The letter should contain your property’s address, APN, acreage, and the requested land use change.   All written requests are due in 30 days, April 17th, 2015 by 5pm.  The City staff and City Council will consider all landowner requests. 

Written requests should be submitted to :   

        Riley Topolewski, GPU Project Manager

        531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501‐1146


       Project E‐mail: generalplanupdate@ci.eureka.ca.gov

Thank you and feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.