General Plan Zoning Map Revisions

As part of the Zoning Consistency Project, the City is making a range of revisions to the Zoning Map. The Zoning map is the visual illustration of the distribution of land uses. By law, the Zoning Map must be consistent with the General Plan Land Use Map, which is being updated as part of the General Plan Update. Consistency is determined based upon the matrix below.

The City has prepared an interactive map viewer, which shows the proposed changes to the Zoning Map. You may use this viewer to search for a property by address or assessor's parcel number (APN), or you can pan around theinteractive map

General Plan - Zoning Consistency Matrix

Land Use Designation

Consistent Zoning District(s) a


Commercial and Employment Land Use Designations


Community Commercial (CC)

LC, Limited Commercial
GC, General Commercial

Regional Commercial (RC)

AC, Auto Commercial
SC, Shopping Center

Employment Center (EC)

BP, Business and Professional Office
MP, Industrial-Office Park

Light Industrial/Flex (LI/F)

LI/F, Light Industrial/Flex

Light Industrial (LI)

MP, Industrial-Office Park
LI, Light Industrial

Heavy Industrial (HI)

HI, Heavy Industrial

Mixed Use Land Use Designations


Mixed Use Village Center (VCMU)

VCMU, Village Center Mixed Useb

Residential Mixed Use (RMU)

RMU, Residential Mixed Use

Public/Quasi-Public and Open Space Land Use Designations


Parks and Opens Space (P/OS)

O, Open Space Land Use
C-O, Commercial Recreation

Resource Management and Conservation (RMC)

O, Open Space Land Use

Public Services (PS)

Any zoning

Residential Land Use Designations


Rural Residential (RR)

AR-10, Agricultural Residential
AR-5, Agricultural Residential
Agricultural Residential

Estate Residential (ER)

AR-1, Agricultural Residential
RD-1, Very Low Density Residential
RD-2, Very Low Density Residential
RD-3, Very Low Density Residential
RD-4, Low Density Residential

Low Density Residential (LDR)

RD-4, Low Density Residential
RD-5, Low Density Residential
RD-6, Low Density Residential
RD-7, Low Density Residential

Medium Density Residential (MDR)

RD-8, Medium Density Residential
RD-10, Medium Density Residential
RD-12, Medium Density Residential
RD-15, Medium Density Residential

High Density Residential (HDR)

RD-18, High Density Residential
RD-20, High Density Residential
RD-25, High Density Residential
RD-30, High Density Residential

Other Land Use Designations


Agriculture (AG)

AR-10, Agricultural Residential
AG-20, Agricultural
AG-80, Agricultural

Study Area (SA)

AR-5, Agricultural Residential
AR-10, Agricultural Residential
AG-20, Agricultural
AG-80, Agricultural

Tribal Trust Lands (TTL)

Exempt from local regulations

  1. Special Purpose Zoning Districts including SP (Specific Plan), SPA (Special Planning Area), and RM-1 (Mobile Home) may be considered consistent zones with any of the land use designations.
The City recently updated its General Plan, the comprehensive policy document that guides the City's long-term growth and development. The General Plan governs land use within Elk Grove, as well as addressing several other topics pertaining to the physical, economic, and social development of the City such as housing, transportation, natural resource conservation, and public services. Zoning is the regulation of the use of land and development standards (e.g., building setback and height, parking, landscaping, signage). To accomplish this, the Zoning Code divides the city into a series of zones, which are illustrated on the Zoning Map. The process of changing the Zoning Map is referred to as a rezoning. In accordance with State law, the Zoning Map must be consistent with the General Plan.
What are the impacts of this change?
This effort is being undertaken at no cost to you. Existing City regulations state that any inconsistency between the current legal use of the property and the City's standards is allowed as a legal nonconforming use, meaning that it is "grandfathered."

Generally, the proposed rezoning will not impact property taxes. A rezoning is not a qualifying event for reassessment of the base tax (referred to as the ad valorem tax) (seeLetter from County Assessorfrom theCounty Assessor's Office). However, many properties are assessed an additional direct levy by a special district, such as Elk Grove Unified School District or Cosumnes Community Services District. The City is working with these districts to identify any potential impacts.

  • Elk Grove Unified School District has reviewed the proposed rezonings and their special assessment will not be effected. If a new land use approval (for example, new commercial construction or subdivision of land) is applied for, that could trigger an increased assessment. Additional questions can be addressed to the District at 916-686-7562.

Information was also shared during an open house on October 24, 2019.

When will the rezoning occur?
The City intends to take this matter forward for consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council at public hearings beginning in June 2021. Notices of these meetings will be mailed prior to the meetings.
Why is the City considering this rezoning?