This page contains all you need to know about active planning projects in Sacramento County ranging from small private projects, to large-scale development s and amendments, to county-wide policy documents. Public input opportunities are available for all of these projects.
Track Private Applications. The County's "Project Viewer" provides information on private projects that are either currently in process or have recently been completed. Find project description, documents and status. The database can be searched in several ways including by community, project name, owner, and address.
Major Development Projects. This page provides general information on growth area applications in progress in the county, including a map and list of active or recently active master plans (large multi-unit multi-use) and corridor plans.
Plans and Ordinances
Climate Action Plan - Communitywide Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Project (Communitywide CAP). The
Communitywide CAP will include strategies that will both (1) reduce greenhouse
gas emissions that are causing climate change, and (2) help the community
prepare for and adapt to the effects of climate change.
General Plan Amendments. Visit the links immediately below for information on any General Plan amendments currently in progress. Applicants and citizens alike are encouraged to review and comments on these important policy documents.
Special Planning Areas and Neighborhood Preservation Areas. This page provides information on limited area "mini- zoning codes", SPAs and NPAs, that are in process and completed.
South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (SSHCP). Upon approval the SSHCP will provide regulatory streamlining for development and funding and coordinated planning for habitat preservation. This link will take you directly to the website for the SSHCP, now in progress.
Affordable Housing Ordinance Amendments. The of Community Development adopted an amended Affordable Housing Ordinance (AHO) effective on March 27, 2014. This link provides the current ordinance and related information on its implementation.
Development Code Update
This process includes updating the Zoning Code to incorporate related standards and procedures (e.g. the Design Guidelines and Design Guideline Program) and to provide other supporting materials to make the Code more user friendly. Visit the following Development Code Update (Broad revisions to Zoning Code)
Zoning Code Amendments.
(Topical or Area-Specific revisions)
Countywide, Topic-specific Amendments.
Many sections of the zoning code apply countywide and address broad issues such as signage, fencing and the appropriate location and design of land uses. On occasion there is a need to add or update portions of the Zoning Code address specific issues. The following address some of those countywide topics:
The Zoning Code may be amended through approval of ordinances that often constitute “mini zoning codes” for a defined area. They may take the form of Special Planning Areas, Neighborhood Preservation Areas (including Corridor Plans) or Specific Plans. See the links below for Zoning Code Amendments in-progress: