Carefully managing growth and development is critical to maintaining the City of Carlsbad’s excellent quality of life. In 1986, the Carlsbad City Council passed a growth management ordinance, which put conditions on how growth could occur, including requiring development pays its own way. That November, Carlsbad voters passed Proposition E, which affirmed the principles of the Growth Management Program and established caps on the number of housing units that could be built in Carlsbad.
Now, 35 years later, the major new planned residential developments in Carlsbad are mostly built, and new state laws have changed how future housing will be approved. As such, the city is entering a new phase where different tools will be needed to effectively manage growth.
A resident-led committee created by the City Council completed its work in April 2023 with a report that identifies issues and standards that will help ensure Carlsbad retains an excellent quality of life as it continues to grow. The committee process was the first step in the development of a new long-term growth management program.
Eric Lardy, City Planner
The Carlsbad City Council adopted an updated plan on Tuesday that will guide parks and recreation priorities through 2030 based on community feedback, industry trends, city demographics and other factors. The City Council also voted for staff to prioritize the development of additional pickleball co
On Tuesday, the City Council received a report with recommendations from a resident-led committee on issues and standards that will help ensure Carlsbad retains an excellent quality of life as it continues to grow.
A resident-led committee created is finalizing a draft report that identifies issues and standards that will help ensure Carlsbad retains an excellent quality of life as it continues to grow.
The Carlsbad City Council voted to continue over a dozen new initiatives to address traffic safety and seek input from the community and city commissions on potential additional actions presented by city staff Tuesday.
The city’s two newest citizens committees are both meeting this week to help address two important topics.
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The city is seeking community members for a new advisory committee that will help ensure the city maintains an excellent quality of life and remains financially healthy as the city grows in the future. In March 2021, the City Council made the creation of a new growth management plan one of its top t
For the past 35 years, the City of Carlsbad has followed a community-based plan to manage growth in a way that protects Carlsbad’s excellent quality of life and safeguards the city’s financial health.