City’s General Plan, Zoning Code Update Project

A draft environmental impact report for the City of Laguna Woods’ general plan and zoning code update project, which seeks to rezone as necessary to comply with state housing law, is available to the public.

In 2003, Laguna Woods Village’s Garden Center 1 at 23742 Moulton Parkway was assigned a land use designation and zoning district to accommodate potential future housing in response to the city’s then-existing obligations under state law.

In 2023, a new housing plan was adopted that does not rely on Garden Center 1 to accommodate state zoning law. The project proposes to change Garden Center 1’s land use designation/zoning district from high-density residential/residential multifamily to open space/open-space recreation.

Additionally, the project proposes to change land use designations and zoning districts for several El Toro Water District properties within Laguna Woods Village that do not contain any manor properties or common-area amenities. Like Garden Center 1, the proposed land use designation and zoning district are intended to better represent existing uses.

The notice of availability of the draft environmental impact report, proposed general plan elements and Laguna Woods zoning code amendments are available:

  • Online:
  • In person during normal working hours: Laguna Woods City Hall, City Clerk’s Office, 24264 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637

The public review period runs through June 23.

Address comments to:

  • (reference general plan and zoning code update)
  • City of Laguna Woods, Attn: City Manager Christopher Macon, 24264 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637

The Laguna Woods City Council will conduct a public hearing on this matter; hearing details are yet to be determined.

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