City of Santa Ana seeks community input on Zoning Code Update

Posted on July 3, 2024


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SANTA ANA, Calif. – The City of Santa Ana is hosting a series of Zoning Code Update workshops in July where community members can share their ideas on land use, development, building design and other zoning topics.

The Zoning Code is a set of rules that define how land can be used, developed and improved. These rules create neighborhoods and districts that meet residents’ needs and provide places for businesses to thrive. The City’s existing zoning code, last comprehensively updated in the 1960s, requires revisions to address new challenges and opportunities.

“I encourage all of our Santa Ana community members to participate in this important Zoning Code Update process,” Mayor Valerie Amezcua said. “Your voice matters in shaping the future of our city!”

Key Objectives of the Zoning Code Update: 

  • Reflect current trends and needs: Align zoning rules with current development trends, economic conditions, and community preferences. 
  • Improve clarity and usability: Enhance the Zoning Code’s clarity and usability for developers, residents, and City staff. 
  • Enhance quality of life: Address community needs, community character, economic vitality, and public services. 
  • Ensure legal compliance: Comply with new state and federal laws and regulations.

How to get involved: 

Good zoning codes make good communities, and community participation is a cornerstone of the code update process. The City invites all residents, business owners, and stakeholders to engage in this important effort. 

The Zoning Code Update workshops are open house style, which means you can arrive and leave at your pleasure. Interpretation in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Khmer will be available. The workshop dates are:

  • Tuesday, July 9: 5-7 p.m. at Newhope Library (122 N. Newhope St., Santa Ana, CA 92703)
  • Wednesday, July 10: 5-7 p.m. at Delhi Center (505 E. Central Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707)
  • Wednesday, July 17: 5-7 p.m. at The Village (1505 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705)
  • Thursday, July 18: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at El Salvador Community Center (1825 W. Civic Center Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92703)
  • Saturday, July 20: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McFadden Institute of Technology (2701 S. Raitt St., Santa Ana, CA 92704)

Due to popular demand, a sixth workshop is currently being planned and its details (date, time, and location) will be announced soon.

For more information about the Zoning Code Update, including event details and opportunities to provide input, please visit our webpage at www.santa-ana.org/departments/zoning-code-update.

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