General Plan Elements

California State law requires each city to prepare a Comprehensive General Plan to address community policies and objectives for growth and development. The City of Glendale's General Plan establishes the policies for use and protection of resources to meet community needs. Glendale's General Plan contains eleven sections. These sections, called elements, are published separately. They address the seven topics (circulation, conservation, housing, land use, noise, open space, and safety) mandated by state law and three additional topics (community facilities, historic preservation, and recreation) recommended, but not required by state law.

Circulation Element
Historic Preservation Element
Housing Element
Land Use Element
Noise Element
Open Space and Conservation Element
Recreation Element
Safety Element

Strategic Plans

We continually strive to improve the livability and quality of life in Glendale.  These plans address urban art, safe and healthy streets, and overall sustainability.

Urban Art Program

Glendale Public Art Utility Box

The Urban Art Program seeks to promote a diverse and stimulating cultural environment to enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors.

Compass Blueprint Strategic Plan

Compass Blueprint Strategic PlanGlendale is improving livability and sustainability through its implementation of the Compass Blueprint Strategic Plan. The Compass Blueprint is a series of strategies to improve the quality of life put forth by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) as part of the Regional Comprehensive Plan. Glendale’s Compass Blueprint strategy has eight points that aim at coordinating growth, including focusing growth downtown and strengthening neighborhoods. 

Glendale Safe & Healthy Streets Plan

Safe and Healthy Streets


The Glendale Safe & Healthy Streets Plan is a collaboration of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the City of Glendale. Our goal is to make Glendale a better, safer place to walk or ride a bike.



Glendale is Green

glendaleisgreen123X84 Our City has a long standing commitment to the environment.  The Greener Glendale Plan, Greener Glendale Plan for Community Activities, and Greener Glendale Plan for Municipal Operations set the policies for this direction.