Comprehensive Land Use Plan

A comprehensive land use plan is an aspirational policy guide for how Belmont should manage land use change over the next twenty years.  It contains a vision statement, guiding principles, a future land use map, goals, action statements and a detailed implementation element that together provide a blueprint for citizens, developers, property owners, City staff, boards and the City Council.

About the Plan


  • The City of Belmont adopted its first comprehensive plan in August 2007.
  • The comprehensive plan is not an ordinance or law, but development plans and rezoning decisions must be made with consideration of the plan.
  • The plan calls for protecting the existing neighborhoods in Belmont and directing commercial growth in walkable Village Centers.