General Plan

Moving Forward

The City continues to move forward in the implementation of the overarching goals and policies of the General Plan* which was initially adopted in 2003 to reflect the current span of time. Some of the key 2018 achievements include:

  • In 2018, the City issued 83 building finals for a total of 355 new residential units added to the City’s housing stock. The majority of this residential permit activity is from La Floresta (Planning Areas 5 & 12b).  The units are a mix of single-family and multi-family residential units.
  •  In 2018, the last segment of Tracks at Brea Trail was completed.  The community is enjoying biking, walking and exercising on the completed sections of the Tracks.  Future plans include collaboration with neighboring cities on the westerly extension.
  • The City received an Active Transportation Grant toward further augmenting Phase One of the Brea Core Plan, promoting healthy living and physical activity. Phase One consist of public outreach and education regarding opportunities to implement Brea Envisions initiatives in this central area of the city, with grant emphasis to promote healthy communities.

Additional References:

2003 General Plan FEIR

Annual Report

The General Plan Annual Progress Report is a document that provides a yearly report of the progress that has been made implementing the various elements of its General Plan. The report covers the period from January through December of each calendar year. A number of important project and programs were carried out during the year to continue to make Brea an attractive and desirable City in which to live, work, and play. 

To access the draft report, please click: Draft 2018 General Plan Annual Report

Attachment C

Please note, this report will be considered for adoption by the City Council on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  If you have any comments and/or suggestions in regards to accomplishments or this report, please contact the Panning Division at (714)-990-7674.

Past Years:

2017 General Plan Annual Report

2016 General Plan Annual Report

Housing Element 

The Housing Element within our General Plan is the city’s chief policy document on housing issues. A Housing Element provides policies and programs that address issues such as balance between employment and housing, preserves existing housing stock, increases affordability for all segments of our community, and provides opportunity sites for new housing as our population grows.

Adopted Housing Element: 2014-2021

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The Brea Project completed in 1989. This major community engagement effort helped guide Brea's future for decades to come.

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