In early 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 the community has significantly changed and grown in the last 30+ years. The intent of the Plan Update is to create a long-range policy document that is reflective of the current community's values and supports their vision for the future of the area.
This website serves to inform community members about the developments in the plan, including background information and technical documents, and how you can get involved and provide input throughout the planning progress.
What is a Community Plan?
The Land Use Element of the County's 2030 General Plan comprises of several Community Plans, including the Franklin-Beachwood Community Plan. Each Community Plan includes a set of goals and policies that describe the community's vision for the next 20 serves and serves 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 the community vision, including jobs, housing, transportation, open space, and amenities, and provide important guidelines that assist decision-making when projects are proposed. Community Plans outline strategies for accommodating planned growth and also inform developers and residents of the types, densities, and intensities of development that are permitted.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Franklin-Beachwood Community Plan Update, please contact: