Folsom's General Plan is a long term policy guide for the physical, economic, and environmental growth of the City. It is comprised of goals, policies, and implementation programs which are based on an assessment of current and future needs and available resources.
California State Law requires each City and County to adopt a General Plan "for the physical development of the City or County, and any land outside its boundaries which...bears relation to its planning (Government Code Section 65300)." The role of each community's General Plan is to act as a "constitution" for development, the foundation upon which all land use decisions are made. It expresses community development goals and embodies public policy relative to the distribution of future land use, both public and private (General Plan Guidelines, June 1987. OPR). The Plan is to be used by local decision-makers as a visionary document, a "blueprint" for the City's future growth and development.
Folsom's General Plan is strongly oriented toward physical development of land uses, a circulation network, and supporting facilities and services. Because of this, the document is the principle tool for City use in evaluating public and private building projects and municipal service improvements. Conformance of projects and improvements with the General Plan is a major step toward their approval.
Where can I find a copy of the General Plan?
The City of Folsom General Plan and the General Plan Map is available for viewing or purchase at the Planning Services Counter, located on the second floor of the City Hall Building at 50 Natoma Street. Or you may click on the links to view them online.
City of Folsom General Plan - update January 1993
General Plan Map - July 2015