The Dublin Community Plan is to be used as a guide for the City’s land use and development decisions. Dublin will continue working cooperatively with surrounding jurisdictions, and the Plan provides guidance on a variety of issues such as: community character, land use, environmental quality, transportation, community and public facilities, historic preservation and open space, parks and recreation.
The Plan is organized into ten chapters:
- Dublin’s Foundations
- Community Character & Environment
- Land Use
- Community Facilities
- Historic Preservation
- Fiscal Analysis
Each chapter identifies issues and proposes objectives and strategies that are to be used to guide development decisions. The document is flexible and should not be regarded as rigid; it should be applied thoughtfully with discretion and judgment.
Proposals for new development in Dublin will be examined for compatibility with surrounding uses and consistency with the Plan’s policies, area plan concepts, objectives and strategies. The Dublin Community Plan, as well as other resource documents, will help to assess potential development impacts. The Plan is a living document and will be updated and revised as conditions and circumstances within and around the Dublin community change.
The Community Plan website is intended to provide comprehensive access to the Plan using a wide range of methods, but geared specifically toward online access by computers and mobile devices. This format allows for the use of interactive maps, key word searches, public input options and other intuitive design features that will permit visitors to read and understand the Community Plan, and to allow greater citizen participation in the planning process. This format also presents an opportunity to reflect changes in policy and factual information affecting the Plan through more frequent and relevant updates.