General Plan

General Plan Update

The City of Saratoga’s General Plan helps guide the growth and land development of the community, while preserving open space areas and enhancing the quality of life for residents. Saratoga's comprehensive General Plan was prepared in 1983. Since 1983, the City has updated the General Plan Elements one or two at a time based on State requirements.

In April 2018, the City of Saratoga began an 18 month process to refresh and make minor policy updates to three elements of the City’s General Plan (Land Use, Circulation, and Open Space & Conservation), and format the elements to provide a cohesive document. The updated elements will be combined with the existing Housing, Safety, and Noise Elements and the Hillside Specific Plan to comprise the Saratoga 2040 General Plan. 

The Saratoga 2040 General Plan seeks to maintain the predominantly small-town residential character of Saratoga, while encouraging the economic viability of the city’s established commercial and office areas. The Saratoga 2040 General Plan strives to encourage healthy, active living, reduce traffic congestion and fossil fuel use, and improve the safety and quality of life of residents by providing safe, convenient, and comfortable routes for walking, bicycling, and public transportation.


On June 28, 2018, the City held a Public Scoping Meeting to share information about the proposed project and receive input on the scope of the environmental issues to be addressed in the Environmental Impact Report. View the meeting agenda and a list of frequently asked questions.

Planning Commission Meetings: 

Saratoga Village Plan Update Meetings: