Alpine Community Plan Update

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Community Plan Update


The Alpine Community Plan update (update) will include a comprehensive review of the existing 1979 Alpine Community Plan (amended as recently as December 2016). Community plans are integral parts of the County's General Plan. While changes may be made to the existing community plan, the new community plan must remain consistent with the goals and policies in the General Plan and other relevant County plans and programs.


The update will include a detailed analysis process to inform recommendations related to land use and development density; community character and the built environment; transportation; conservation and open space; housing; public facilities; safety; and noise. 

As a part of the update, the Board of Supervisors provided direction to staff in June of 2014 and December 2015 to establish a special feasibility study boundary and draft comprehensive amendments to Areas of Consideration (AOCs) AL-5, 6, and 7. During scope development, AOCs AL-3, 4, and 11B were added. The feasibility analysis will include an assessment of costs for infrastructure such as roads, water, sewer, electricity, and fire protection and will be used to determine appropriate land use densities for these areas.

Development Feasibility Study Area

Project Timeline

The Alpine Community Plan update will be conducted over an approximate 24-month period. Below are the phases and durations of the project:

1. Project Initiation Spring 2017 - Fall 2017
2. Research Existing Conditions Fall 2017 - Winter 2017 / 2018
3. Analysis Winter 2017 / 2018 - Summer 2018
4. Draft Community Plan/SEIR Summer 2018 - Winter 2018 / 2019
5. Final Community Plan/SEIR Winter 2018 / 2019 - Summer 2019
6. Final PC / BOS Summer 2019 - Fall 2019

How to Get Involved

The Alpine Community Plan update will have opportunities for stakeholder involvement throughout the entire update process:

  • Stakeholder Meetings and Workshops
  • Presentations at Community Planning Group (CPG) Meetings
  • Presentations at Planning Commission/Board of Supervisor Hearings
Materials presented at workshops and presentations will also be made available on the project website after each event.

Materials for Public Review

Preliminary Draft Changes to Community Plan Goals and Policies

The following materials are available for public review and comment. Please see the Goals & Policies Review Instructions file below for instructions. All comments must be received electronically or post-marked by Wednesday, March 14.

  1. Goals & Policies Review Instructions (PDF)
  2. Goals & Policies Update Overview (PDF)
  3. Goals & Policies Review Matrices (Excel)
  4. Goals & Policies Review Matrices (PDF)
  5. Goals & Policies Strike-through/Underline (PDF)


Upcoming Meetings

Goals and Policies Public Meeting. April 2018. Location TBD.

Plan Alternatives Workshop. May 2018. Location TBD. 


Previous Meetings

Visioning/Existing Conditions Workshop

This meeting reviewed the community's physical and economic existing conditions and gathered input about the community's vision for the future.

January 6, 2018
Meeting Agenda
Tabletop Exercise Maps
Wall Posters of Input from Scope Review Meeting

Community Plan Scope Review Meeting

This initial meeting provided an overview of the scope of the update and included an opportunity for stakeholders to provide preliminary input related to existing conditions.

June 27, 2017
Meeting Agenda
Exhibit Boards
NOTE: File contains 19 presentation boards and is approximately 35 MB. May download slowly.

For More Information

If you have additional questions about the Alpine Community Plan update, please e-mail or call 858-495-5463