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General Plan 2010 


This general Plan spans from 1991 to 2010. It has not been updated since 2010. This is concerning because it means many of the policies may not reflect the current conditions in Lodi. 


Chapter 3 - Growth Management and Infrastructure:


  • “Private schools: The City of Lodi has ten private schools, with a total estimated enrollment of 1,875 students ranging from preschool to grade 12. Unlike LUSD schools, many private schools offer preschool education” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “Higher education: Currently there is one adult school and one Regional Occupation Program in LUSD, both of which are located in Lodi’s Eastside neighborhood. As of 2007, there are an estimated 2,500 students enrolled in the Adult Education Program and 1,290 enrolled in the Lincoln Tech ROP. A placeholder is shown on Figure 3-4 for a potential San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC is located right outside of Lincoln village Stockton) campus just east of the City’s current city limits, along Victor Road” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “The public  library offers a number of services and programs to assist its users, including computer services, performances, workshops and classes, and special programs for youth and non-English speaking residents. Increasingly, the library is used to access computers and the internet” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “GM-P21   Locate additional schools to fill any existing gaps in capacity and meet the needs of existing and new residents. Provide needed facilities concurrent with phased development” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “GM-P22   Coordinate with Lodi Unified School District in monitoring housing, population, and enrollment trends and evaluating their effects on future school facility needs” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “GM-P23   Phase school development as part of new residential growth to provide adequate school facilities, without exceeding capacity of existing schools. Schools should be provided consistent with the Lodi Unified School District’s School Facilities Master Plan, which defines student generation rates” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “GM-P24   Support all necessary and reasonable efforts by Lodi Unified School District to obtain funding for capital improvements required to meet school facility needs, including adoption and implementation of local financing mechanisms, such as community facility districts, and the assessment of school impact fees” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “GM-P25   Locate any additional library branches to ensure all neighborhoods are served, in particular in the Eastside neighborhood and in proposed mixed use centers”(Lodi 2010). 

Chapter 4 - Community Design and Livability 

 Encourage public art and murals 


“Overall, Lodi is highly walkable, particularly in central Lodi, downtown, and in small commercial areas such as Central Avenue. In some neighborhoods, however, factors such as lack of sidewalks, street trees, or connectivity degrade walkability. Several elements impact walkability, including” (Lodi 2010) : 

  • “Path connectivity: A successful path network is well connected, with a high density of intersections and small block sizes. Connectivity is best addressed when an area is being planned and is far more difficult and expensive to remedy once a place is built, indicating the importance of connectivity in new residential and commercial development” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “ Linkage of Movement Systems: A successful pedestrian path is linked seamlessly with other modes, particularly to public transit, thereby minimizing automobile dependence. Providing continuity from home to various destinations requires a pedestrian network that is well supported by transit and situated within an accessible mix of land uses” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “Fine Grained Land Use Patterns: A walkable neighborhood or city has an accessible pattern of activities to serve daily needs, such as access to a park, school, library, and/or market on foot within 10 to 20 minutes” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “CD-G2 Promote downtown as the symbolic center of the city, with a greater mix of uses, and building types, and an expanded extent that embraces the Eastside. Promote downtown as a tourist destination” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “CD-G5 Foster a well connected street network that enhances accessibility to jobs, services, parks, schools, and shopping, particularly at the scale of pedestrians and bicyclists” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “CD-G6  Foster redevelopment of key corridors as vital spines, with nodes of mixed-use, higher intensity, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly development” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “CD-P5 Configure parking areas to balance a vital pedestrian environment with automobile convenience” (Lodi 2010). 


  • “CD-P21 Discourage gated development and culde-sacs. Where gated developments are provided, ensure that connectivity to the rest of the city is not compromised, by creating pedestrian/bicycle and vehicular connections within the development and to public streets. Where cul-de-sacs are provided, require pedestrian and bicycle connection at the terminus of the cul-de-sac to the adjacent street” (Lodi 2010). We discussed this in the Urban Design class at Sonoma State. We had designed a traditional neighborhood with cul-de-sacs and then one with mixed use walking circles to see the environmental impact of both.  


  • “CD-P35 Require new office development to be designed to address not just automobile access, but also potential for transit access, and allowing lunchtime pedestrian access to adjacent uses. Locate new office development along the street edge, with the main entrance facing the street. Parking should not be located between the street and building” (Lodi 2010). 

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