City Specific Plans

La Mesa Specific Plans

The adoption of a specific plan can provide a vision for the future. A synergistic approach, where the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts. A system where each part of the plan can add to and reinforce another.

A specific plan serves as a planning tool for carrying out the objectives of the La Mesa General Plan. It bridges the gap between the general policy-oriented language of the General Plan and more detailed criteria guiding the development of specific sites or public improvements. It also adds additional criteria for carrying out projects under the City Zoning Ordinance.


A specific plan is a flexible planning document which features precise parcel-specific design guidelines in some areas with less specificity in others. The plan promotes public/private coordination of development efforts.

Current Specific Plans

Please contact the Planning Department at 619.667.1177 should you have any questions regarding the specific plans.