At the June 30, 2022 Special Town Council meeting, the Council approved the Draft 2040 General Plan with modifications.
The adopted 2040 General Plan retains the Town’s Low Density neighborhoods as is, allows more housing in High (formerly known as Medium) Density Residential (i.e., small, multi-unit housing), does not allow new housing potential in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone, and focuses the majority of the growth in the Community Growth Districts with mixed use and higher density developments.
A referendum of a portion of the adopted 2040 General Plan is now circulating for signatures. The summary of the referendum, along with copies of the chapters mentioned in the referendum, is provided here for transparency to the public. For frequently asked questions about the new General Plan or to view the full approved 2040 General Plan select the links above.
The Town of Los Gatos is a welcoming, family-oriented, and safe community nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Town takes pride in its small-town character, historic neighborhoods, local culture and arts, excellent schools, and a lively and accessible downtown. The Town is pedestrian friendly and offers a choice of mobility options, housing opportunities, and superior public facilities and services, governed by an open and responsive local government that is fiscally sound. The Town includes a mix of businesses throughout Town that serve all residents, workers, and visitors. A dynamic and thriving community, Los Gatos is committed to racial, social, and environmental justice and underscores its commitment to long-term well-being by embracing sustainability.
Community Meeting Video
On October 6, 2021, the Town of Los Gatos held a Community Meeting on the General Plan. A recording of the meeting can be viewed here.
The 2040 General Plan Final Environmental Impact Report is available for download using the link below. To view the Draft Environmental Impact Report, head to the Documents page to download the individual components.
Scroll through the infosheets here to view information about the General Plan, Environmental Impact Report, and Housing Element. For additional information, please visit the General Plan Basics page.