Land Use Plan

Overview of Land Use Objectives 
The Land Use Element addresses how vacant properties will be developed over time and the extent to which private and public redevelopment efforts will change, intensify, or otherwise modify current uses of property citywide. This section, the Land Use Plan, describes the planned distribution and development intensities of all land uses, and identifies specific goals the city will pursue within designated focus areas. The city's overarching goals and objectives with respect to land use are:
  • To balance land uses within Monterey Park in a manner that ensures that revenue generated matches the city's ability to provide a high level of urban services.
  • To revitalize Downtown as a vibrant mixed-use district that provides many opportunities for new commercial and residential development in a pedestrian environment.
  • To balance land uses within Monterey Park in a manner that ensures that revenue generated matches the city's ability to provide a high level of urban services.
  • To revitalize Downtown as a vibrant mixed-use district that provides many opportunities for new commercial and residential development in a pedestrian environment.
  • To create opportunities for new commercial business growth in areas of the city well served by the circulation network.
  • To accommodate and attract technology-oriented businesses that employ skilled workers.
  • To direct new housing development to areas of Monterey Park close to the urban center.
  • To maintain the quality and diversity of the community's residential neighborhoods.
  • To provide open space areas that meet the recreation needs of a diverse demographic.
Land Use Categories 
To maintain the desired balance of uses in the community and achieve community goals regarding housing, economic development, parks, and education, the city will make land use decisions in conformance with the Land Use Policy Map. The Land Use Policy Map, presented as Figure LU-2, illustrates focus areas for business activity, identifies existing residential neighborhoods and locations for new housing, shows parks and similar open space and recreation amenities for the community, and indicates sites for schools and other public land uses. The land use categories shown on the map are as follows.