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March 11, 2014 > City of Hayward releases General Plan draft

City of Hayward releases General Plan draft

Submitted By Frank Holland

The City of Hayward is pleased to announce its draft 2040 General Plan and Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The General Plan is the CityÕs overarching regulatory document and provides the blueprint for future growth and development in the city.

Specifically, the General Plan includes a vision for HaywardÕs future and goals, policies, and implementation programs for land use and community character, mobility, economic development, housing, community safety, natural resources, hazards, education and lifelong learning, community health and quality of life, and public facilities. The EIR is an assessment of the potential environmental impacts associated with implementation of the General Plan.

The draft 2040 General Plan was developed over the past 18 months through an extensive community input process. This involved over 25 public workshops, Steering Committee meetings, and Planning Commission and City Council study sessions. It also included an interactive online community forum ( The draft 2040 General Plan reflects a wide array of new ideas and policies brought forth by the Hayward community.

In addition to an Open House held March 8th, the City will hold a series of public meetings and hearings with the Planning Commission and City Council over the next few months. These meetings and hearings will provide an additional opportunity for the community to comment on the draft 2040 General Plan. To view the draft 2040 General Plan, visit and learn more about the project.

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