General Plan


General Plan
Goals and Policies for Zoning Codes

The General Plan is a comprehensive statement of the planning goals and policies for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea and its surrounding Sphere of Influence. The Carmel General Plan includes the following elements: 

  • Land Use & Community Character Element
  • Circulation Element
  • Housing Element
  • Coastal Access & Recreation Element
  • Coastal Resource Management Element
  • Public Facilities & Services Element
  • Open Space, Conservation & Scenic Highways Element
  • Environmental Safety Element and
  • Noise Element.