In Fall of 2020, Merced County will begin the process of updating the Franklin-Beachwood Community Plan for the Franklin-Beachwood community area, also known as Beachwood-Franklin. The existing Franklin-Beachwood Community Plan was adopted in 1983, and has not since been updated. In order to reflect the changes from the last 30+ years and future growth of the community, the Plan Update is intended to create a long-range policy document representative of the current community's values and supports their vision for the future of the community.
This website serves to inform community members about how to get involved and offer input throughout the planning process, participate in the development of the proposed goals and policies, and provide background information and documents for public review.
What is a Community Plan?
The Land Use Element of the County's 2030 General Plan comprises several community plans, including the Franklin-Beachwood Community Plan. Each community plan captures the community's vision for the next 20 years, serving as a blueprint for how development should occur over time within the area.
Community plans designate land for the range of uses needed to achieve a community’s vision, including jobs, housing, transportation, recreation and open space, as well as other amenities, and provide important goals and policies that assist decision-making when projects are proposed. Community plans outline strategies for accommodating planned growth and inform developers and residents of the types, densities, and intensities of development that are permitted.
The Franklin-Beachwood Community Plan Update has completed two outreach endeavors including a kick-off meeting held on February 3, 2021 and a community questionnaire that was opened from December 27 to February 10, 2021. Read more about the meeting and results
On September 15, 2020 the Board of Supervisors approved a contract with a planning consultant, RRM Design Group, for the preparation of the Franklin-Beachwood Community Plan Update. Read on about Community Plan Update