Through its long-range planning activities, the Planning/Community Development Department assists the City Council with the development and implementation of long-term goals and policies that guide the physical, economic, and social development of the City.
The City of Cloverdale General Plan (PDF) envisions the future of the city over a 20-year time frame. The Plan sets forth goals and policies necessary to achieve this desired future, describes how the community will be laid out, as well as the kind of services it should receive. It also sets forth the mix of residential, commercial, and public uses the community would like to have.
Many of Cloverdale's current activities are focused on achieving the vision described in the General Plan, with much of the funding coming from Cloverdale's Redevelopment Agency.
Public Health and Safety Element Update
On Wednesday, June 2, 2021 the City of Cloverdale will be hosting a Virtual Community Workshop to present the recently completed Public Review Drafts of the City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and General Plan Public Health and Safety Element. Together, the two plans identify ways that the City can protect residents, workers, and visitors from the harmful effects of natural hazards. For Zoom webinar and teleconference information on the workshop please click here.
To identify ways that the City can protect residents, workers, and visitors from the harmful effects of natural hazards, the City has completed a Public Review Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) and a Public Review Draft update of its General Plan Public Health and Safety Element (Safety Element). The Safety Element consists of two documents: Chapter 8 of the General Plan and Chapter 10 of the General Plan Background Report.
Urban Growth Boundary
In an effort to manage growth and protect the small-town character of the city, the people of Cloverdale adopted an Urban Growth Boundary (PDF) in November of 2010. The Urban Growth Boundary seeks to manage growth by prohibiting urban development and the provision of city services outside its boundary.
Station Area/Downtown Plan
The Station Area/Downtown Plan (PDF) acts as a guide for integrating the city and passenger rail service to the Cloverdale Depot. The plan places particular emphasis on pedestrian-friendly connections to the Depot, opportunity development sites at Citrus Fair Drive and Cloverdale Boulevard, and the Cloverdale Downtown.
Alexander Valley Resort Specific Plan
The Alexander Valley Resort Specific Plan (PDF) implements the city's General Plan by setting forth land use regulations and design standards for approximately 254 acres fronting on Asti Road in the southeast area of the city. The Plan includes a mixed-use destination resort and residential community with supporting commercial and public facilities.