California state law requires every city and county to
adopt a general plan for its future development. A general plan
serves as a blueprint that "guides the physical development
of the city and any land outside its boundaries which bears relation
to its planning" (Gov't Code Section 65302). As a "constitution
for future development," the City's General Plan expresses
Pinole's development goals and creates a framework for public
policy relative to the distribution of future land uses, both
public and private.
The current General Plan was adopted in 2010. The City will continue
to periodically review and update the General Plan to reflect
changing conditions and to ensure it remains a useful tool for
guiding City policy and development.
Complete General Plan
to download the complete General Plan as a single file.
THREE CORRIDORS SPECIFIC PLAN
While the General Plan is the primary guide for growth and development
within Pinole, the Specific Plan establishes a direct connection
between the General Plan and economic and revitalization opportunities
within the three Specific Plan Corridors. The purpose of the Specific
Plan is to facilitate revitalization of the San Pablo Avenue,
the Pinole Valley Road, and the Appian Way commercial corridors.
The City of Pinole has designated these corridors as Priority
The Specific Plan customizes many of the standards and regulations
found in the Zoning Ordinance. In any instance where the Specific
Plan conflicts with the requirements of the City's Zoning Ordinance,
the Specific Plan provisions will take precedence; where the Specific
Plan is silent on a topic, the Pinole Municipal Code will retain
Complete Specific Plan
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