About Our General Plan
The City of Chino Hills General Plan is the master plan for the physical development of the community. It establishes goals and objectives to guide decision-making by City officials and staff. The General Plan also identifies land use designations, including the maximum density allowed, for all property within the City.
General Plan Update
The City of Chino Hills is proud to present the Comprehensive Update to the General Plan, adopted February 2015. The Update consists of the comprehensive update of the General Plan Land Use Map and six of the City’s General Plan elements: Land Use Element, Circulation Element, Conservation Element, Safety Element, Noise Element, and Economic Development Element. The General Plan Land Use Map is available:
The Update is the first comprehensive update since the City’s founding General Plan was adopted in 1994. Consistent with the existing General Plan, the Update seeks to maintain the high quality of life in Chino Hills. The Update focuses on the following key objectives:
- Compliance with applicable federal, state, and regional policies.
- Update baseline information relative to land use, geology, biological resources, cultural resources, vehicular traffic and infrastructure, noise, and air quality.
- Provide a General Plan that is easy to use.
- Provide a General Plan that looks forward to the next twenty years.
The current Housing Element was adopted October 8, 2013, and is formatted and included in the updated General Plan document. The complete General Plan document is available below.
The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Element was updated in 2008, and is available below as a separate document.
City of Chino Hills - General Plan (2015 Update (PDF) (Takes approximately 3 minutes to upload.)
General Plan Update Final EIR
The Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City of Chino Hills General Plan Update incorporates the Draft EIR. It includes all Appendices to the Draft EIR.
The Final EIR also includes Attachment A, which consists of:
- Comments received on the Draft EIR;
- Responses of the City, as Lead Agency, to significant environmental points raised in the review and consultation process.
The Final EIR also includes Attachment B which contains the Mitigation Monitoring Program (MMP) for the City of Chino Hills General Plan Update.
The Final EIR and all Appendices and Attachments are available:
Measure U (Ordinance No. 123) - Residential Density Increase Limitations
Policies for the Southeast Area -- Zoned 1DU/40AC
The General Plan Land Use Element establishes special policies for the Southeast Area of the City of Chino Hills. The policies include:
Goal LU-1: Protect Chino Hills’ Natural Environment.
Policy LU-1.1: Preserve Chino Hills’ Rural Character by Limiting Intrusion of Development into Natural Open Spaces.
Action LU-1.1.17: For the southeastern portion of the City designated with an asterisk as "*40 ac. min. lot size" in the City’s Zoning Map dated January 14, 2013, as shown in Figure 3-2 of the General Plan Update EIR, retain the City’s General Plan policies and statements adopted and in effect prior to this General Plan Update. The existing designations for this southeastern portion remain unchanged by this General Plan Update and the Zoning Map Amendment.
These policies are recorded in the City Zoning Map and in the Minutes from the City of Chino Hills Council meeting of February 24, 2015, and the Minutes from the City of Chino Hills Planning Commission meeting of July 7, 2015.