Land Use Element LU-1: General Land Use

General Land Use

Goal


  • LU-1: Land uses and building types that result in a community where residents at all stages of life, employers, workers, and visitors have a diversity of options of where they can live, work, shop, and recreate within Menifee.

Policies


  • LU-1.1: Concentrate growth in strategic locations to help preserve rural areas, create place and identity, provide infrastructure efficiently, and foster the use of transit options.
  • LU-1.2: Provide a spectrum of housing types and price ranges that match the jobs in the city and make it possible for people to live and work in Menifee and maintain a high quality of life.
  • LU-1.3: Develop senior housing in neighborhoods that are accessible to public transit, commercial services, and health and community facilities.
  • LU-1.4: Preserve, protect, and enhance established rural, estate, and residential neighborhoods by providing sensitive and well-designed transitions (building design, landscape, etc.) between these neighborhoods and adjoining areas.
  • LU-1.5: Support development and land use patterns, where appropriate, that reduce reliance on the automobile and capitalize on multimodal transportation opportunities.
  • LU-1.6: Coordinate land use, infrastructure, and transportation planning and analysis with regional, county, and other local agencies to further regional and subregional goals for jobs-housing balance.
  • LU-1.7: Ensure neighborhood amenities and public facilities (natural open space areas, parks, libraries, schools, trails, etc.) are distributed equitably throughout the city.
  • LU-1.8: Ensure new development is carefully designed to avoid or incorporate natural features, including washes, creeks, and hillsides.
  • LU-1.9: Allow for flexible development standards provided that the potential benefits and merit of projects can be balanced with potential impacts.
  • LU-1.10: Buffer sensitive land uses, such as residences, schools, care facilities, and recreation areas from major air pollutant emission sources, including freeways, manufacturing, hazardous materials storage, and similar uses.
  • LU-1.11: Allow for reasonable accommodation (or permitting) of a single-family residential dwelling on residentially designated, undeveloped, non-conforming parcels that were legally established on or before December 18, 2013, with a lot size that is inconsistent with the General Plan land use designation density. This policy is consistent with, and intends to support the housing production goals of the Housing Element of the General Plan and State Housing Element law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a proposed dwelling unit on a non-conforming parcel may be limited due to the constraints (lot size and conditions) of the parcel, shall be subject to all other development standards of the General Plan and Development Code, and shall not cause or result in any detriment to the public health, safety and/or welfare. 

General Plan Exhibits