Welcome to The General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan Update Page!

SanBernardino2050 is a major planning initiative by the City of San Bernardino, involving the update of our General Plan, preparation of a specific plan to guide development in the Downtown, update our Development Code, and preparation of Environmental Impact Reports that addresses these policy and regulatory documents. We’re glad you’re here to join us in the effort – the future is ours!

Online Mapping Exercise
Did you attend one of our workshops and want to provide additional feedback or unable to attend in person? Check out the online mapping exercise to hear your ideas about where new uses should be located in the City!
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Downtown Specific Plan Progress Report
On March 23rd, the project team presented a progress report on the Downtown Specific Plan to the Downtown Advisory Committee. Click the link below to see the presentation.
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GoHuman! Mobility Event
On Saturday, March 19th, 2022, during the SB Arts Festival, the City of San Bernardino utilized the Kit of Parts to put together a tactical urbanism demonstration in Downtown San Bernardino.
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Downtown Specific Plan Public Workshops
Are you interested in housing for all residents, businesses that serve community needs, safe parks, or uplifting overall quality of life for you and your neighbors? If so, now is the time to get involved! Join us to provide your input on potential future development, improvements to street design requirements, and more!
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This website is your one-stop shop for finding what you need to know about SanBernardino2050 and what it means for you and our community. Take a look around the site to learn more about SanBernardino2050, visit often for updates, learn how you can be involved and provide input, and be sure to sign-up to receive email updates about future project news and opportunities to participate.

What's New

Focus Areas Community Workshops

Last month, seven community workshops were held in each of the Wards in San Bernardino to gain some valuable feedback on the future of the City in specific areas that have been identified during the visioning process. Visit our Community Workshop page to see all the great work the community has been involved in and how you can get involved in upcoming events!


Didn’t make it to one of the workshops? There’s still time to participate in the online mapping exercise. Make sure to watch the virtual workshop video held on March 28, 2022 to watch the workshop presentation and learn how you can provide your input! (English | Spanish)

San Bernardino Event using SCAG’s Go Human Kit of Parts

On Saturday, March 19th, 2022, the City of San Bernardino utilized SCAG’s Go Human Kit of Parts to put together a tactical urbanism demonstration in Downtown San Bernardino. The event was a part of the community engagement effort for the City’s General Plan update, San Bernardino 2050: The Future is Ours, and it was held in conjunction with the San Bernardino Arts Fest, a popular local event. The project team engaged with approximately 100 community members, which included many youths. 

The event showcased a creative crosswalk, separated bike lane, parklet, and curb extension. Many, if not all, of the elements were new to the city. The Kit of Parts served as valuable educational tools to teach community members about new pedestrian and bicycle treatments that the City is interested in having.


Click here to see a video of the event. 

Vision San Bernardino 2050

The draft Vision Statement for the General Plan Update lays the foundation for the development of goals, policies, and implementation programs of the updated City of San Bernardino General Plan. It is aspirational and ambitious, viewed from the perspective of a resident, business person, or visitor to the City in 2050. It is not a statement about today, but envisions how the City can evolve based on the needs and values of its residents expressed through multiple forums of public conversation and input.

Use the button below to view the Draft Vision Statement for the General Plan Update.

Photo Submission

What would you like San Bernardino to look like in the year 2050? Please upload photos of places, buildings, open spaces, streets, and community activities you would like to see in San Bernardino. Your input will help us draft a Vision Statement that will serve as the foundation of the General Plan Update. Click here to upload your image!

Community Guide to Planning Initiative

The City of San Bernardino invites residents to join us at a Community Guide to Planning Initiative. Residents will learn about the history of planning, planning tools, and the decision-making process in fun, engaging, and interactive classes. The goal of the Initiative is to provide residents with a platform to inform and shape the future of the community as part of the General Plan Update.

Participation is FREE! Use the buttons below to apply by August 27. Contact Sandra Espadas for any questions at (909) 204-3413 or sespadas@nationalcore.org.