General Plan


California State Law requires each City to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for its physical development. In essence, the City of Tustin’s general plan serves as the blueprint for future growth and development. As a blueprint for the future, the plan contains policies and programs designed to provide decision-makers with a basis for all land use related decisions. 

The General Plan (PDF) incorporates all required elements as follows: 

  • Conservation/Open Space/Recreation
  • Growth Management, a locally mandated element
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Noise, Circulation
  • Public Safety

City of Tustin General Plan

City of Tustin General Plan (PDF)


Tustin adopted its first General Plan in 1966. As State Law changes and as the City develops, the General Plan is periodically amended. The most recent amendment to the Housing Element section of the Plan was adopted in 2013.