Land Use Inconsistency Search Tool (Interactive)
The City of Stockton is updating its Zoning Map and Zoning Code to ensure consistency with other City documents and policies. While the Zoning Code regulates the design and location of specific land uses, the Zoning Map is the physical representation of the zoning designations. The combined effort (“Zoning Update”) is intended to strengthen the community vision, improve the clarity of Stockton’s regulations, and protect the development rights of existing homes and businesses on affected parcels.
The General Plan identifies 16 neighborhoods within the City’s ultimate boundaries. These neighborhoods are described in detail in the Community Character Report. The links below identify inconsistencies between General Plan Land Use Designations & Zoning within each neighborhood along with existing conditions, proposed development, and growth patterns, which will help inform proposed solutions to the inconsistencies.
The list below identifies General Plan Land Use designations in BOLD and the corresponding zoning districts.
Yes. On December 4, 2018, the City adopted the Envision Stockton 2040 General Plan that includes a revised Land Use Map with an emphasis on infill development. Zoning (both code and map) is a tool to implement the policies and vision of the General Plan. Changes to State law require consistency between the General Plan and Zoning.
For consistency with the 2040 General Plan, zoning (both Code and Map) needs to be amended. These changes will occur in stages, where some parcels will require minor corrections, and other parcels need more significant corrections; public outreach and workshops will be conducted to engage those impacted.
Those who received a July 2020 or October 2020 mailer likely own a parcel that has an inconsistency between the General Plan and zoning. Since the City is working on solutions to allow legally-established inconsistent uses to remain operational (home or business), future notifications will only be sent to property owners with parcels having inconsistencies with the General Plan and zoning. Notifications will be sent for workshops and public hearings consistent with State law.
The easiest way to find your zoning is to look at the City’s Zoning Map. Once you have identified your zoning district (e.g., Residential, Low-RL) you can look up the General Plan Land Use Designation to compare if they are consistent.
Approximately 4,400 parcels City-wide are in need of an updated zoning designation and/or General Plan Land Use Designation.
The Zoning Map will be updated in two stages. The first part (CAT-1) is less complex and is anticipated for Winter 2020 while the second, more complex update, (CAT-2) is expected to occur in Spring 2021.
The City of Stockton Community Development Department will hold public meetings and workshops throughout the Zoning Map Update process. Please check this web page for the most up-to-date information. The web page includes the schedule, meeting dates, and resources. Contact Us for additional information.
Community Workshop #1 – August 20, 2020
Community Workshop #2 – October 15, 2020
Community Workshop #3 – Anticipated Spring 2021
The existing Zoning Code is also known as the Title 16 Development Code. Changes to the Zoning Code are broken into three phases that will require Planning Commission review and City Council approval. A draft of the changes can be viewed in the links below.
Phase-3 Consistency Development Code Amendments
Phase-3 consists of potential amendments to complement Zoning Map amendments. This may include efforts for rezones that require additional flexibility in meeting the City’s development standards.
The City of Stockton encourages input from anyone with interest in this update. For additional information, questions, or comments about the Zoning Update process, please Contact Us.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/30/2020