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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.


Eureka GPU Public Workshop Announcement:

As part of the City of Eureka’s General Plan Update, the City will be holding a public workshop on April 28th, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 in the Wharfinger Building’s Great Room,  1 Marina Way, Eureka, CA 95501.  The workshop will allow participants to weigh in on land use alternatives for key opportunity areas within the City, as well as for the potential annexation areas. We will also ask participants to provide input on general policy direction.


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


Riley Topolewski, GPU Project Manager

Telephone Number: (707) 268-1971
Address: 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501‐1146
Project E‐mail:

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.