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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 2011 achievements include:
  • Downtown Collection obtained building permits and started construction. The project features 30 mixed-use units along South Brea Boulevard and Elm Street and includes three affordable units at the moderate income level.
  • Capriana, an assisted living community, is the first planning area associated with the La Floresta Development to begin construction. City Council approved this mixed use project in 2010.
  • Construction of the first phase of the Tracks at Brea project was completed specifically the stretch from Arovista Park and along the Brea Canyon Flood Control Channel near downtown. The city received three grants totaling $914,000 for the acquisition of the final segment of the trail route.
  • Energy Efficiency Project completed with power generated now on the grid estimated to save the city $13 million in energy and maintenance costs over its 20 plus year lifespan.

In terms of our ongoing housing efforts, the completion, and occupancy of the Stone Valley town homes in 2011 is a solid achievement. The project consists of a total of 22 units, all designated affordable at the moderate income level. This infill project is located along Orange Avenue, near the downtown.

Annual Report
For additional information on the specific progress made during the last year, please review the 2012 Annual Report.

Housing Element Update
The City is currently in the process of updating the Housing Element for the years 2014-2021.  The draft document is currently available for public review and comment.  The City Council public hearing date for the Housing Element is scheduled for November 5, 2013.  

Draft Housing Element:  2014-2021

Please forward any written comments to . If you have any questions, feel free to contact Maribeth Tinio, Associate Planner, at (714) 990-7674.  Additional information and the currently adopted
Housing Element: 2008-2013 can be found on our Housing Element page.  

*This is a very large document at 480 pages and will take longer to load in on your computer screen.


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

*This is a large document at 209 pages and will take longer to load in on your computer screen.


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