Redlands General Plan, Climate Action Plan, and EIR
The City of Redlands is known for its unique and historic character, high quality of life, and enviable environment. Successful planning efforts have resulted in the development and preservation of desirable neighborhoods. The Redlands General Plan is organized around “themes” reflecting community values and principles, developed through extensive outreach that included community workshops, online surveys, and close collaboration with a General Plan Steering Committee and decision-makers. The Plan seeks to maintain compact growth patterns, preserve surrounding open space and the city’s citrus heritage by promoting an “emerald necklace”, and organizes new growth in five mixed-use transit villages centered around the proposed Redlands Passenger Rail (extension to Metrolink). Complete streets, connectivity, sustainability, livability, and community health are priorities.
The Climate Action Plan shows that with integrated land use and transportation planning and an extensive set of policies promoting sustainability, the City can attain greenhouse gas reduction targets without any additional measures. Optional measures and their impacts are quantified should the City seek to pursue these in future.
The General Plan was completed over an intensive two-year effort and adopted by the City Council in December 2017. Dyett & Bhatia also prepared Redlands’ previous General Plan (in 1995) and the last two housing elements.
APA Inland Empire Chapter Award of Excellence, Comprehensive Planning, Small Jurisdiction (2018)