What is a specific plan?

A specific plan is a comprehensive planning and zoning document for a defined geographic region of the City. A specific plan may be as general as setting forth broad policy concepts, or as detailed as providing direction to every facet of development from the type, location and intensity of uses to the design and capacity of infrastructure; from the resources used to finance public improvements to the design guidelines of a subdivision. A specific plan may encompass large acreage (e.g., thousands of acres), or smaller parcels of a single acre.