Yucaipa General Plan
General Plan Vision
Yucaipa is the Jewel of the Inland Empire. Framed by the San Bernardino Mountains, Yucaipa’s natural environment—with its cleaner air and unique topography—distinguishes its exceptional quality of life. Yucaipa offers an attractive, peaceful, and safe community for all of its residents. Yucaipa is thoughtfully planned, balancing the needs of residents, the environment, and the business community. Quality public facilities, schools, community services, and other amenities draw residents and visitors of all ages to live, work, play, and retire in Yucaipa.
- Small-town rural character with strong neighborhood identities
- Scenic vistas, wild lands, ravines, and hillsides
- Quality businesses that offer quality jobs and retail opportunities
- Educational opportunities that prepare the community for the future
- Health, safety, and well-being of our residents
- Excellent infrastructure, community services, and public facilities
- Vibrant historic district and unique local artistic and cultural events
- Parks, trails, open space, and recreational opportunities for all ages
- Spirit of community service, pride, and mutual respect
- Fiscally responsible and responsive governance
A General Plan is a key planning document that shapes the future of the community by providing the direction for growth and changes that will occur, and includes goals, policies and implementation actions that address important community needs ranging from land use and mobility, housing, to public safety.
In accordance with California Government Code Section 65103(a), each city in California “must periodically review and revise, as necessary, their General Plan.” Although it is not embodied in State law, most General Plans, including Yucaipa’s, are designed to remain in place for twenty years. The City of Yucaipa’s first General Plan was adopted in 1992. Subsequent to adoption in 1992, the first comprehensive ten-year update of the original General Plan was adopted in 2004. With the City’s General Plan at the end of its expected twenty-year planning horizon, City Council initiated the process of an update of the General Plan in 2012. In July 2012, the City entered into a Professional Services Agreement with Placeworks to complete the comprehensive General Plan Update and related Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The City’s current General Plan was adopted by the City Council on April 11, 2016.