Strategic Infill Redevelopment Program

The purpose of the Strategic Infill Redevelopment Program (SIRP) is to align the City’s policies with the needs of the community and available resources, so Arcata’s housing and economic development needs can be met in the future by prioritizing infill development. Please scroll down to learn more about the Strategic Infill Redevelopment Plan, and find out about upcoming community engagement opportunities on SIRP projects by clicking here, and stay up to date by signing up for the City's Long-Range Planning email list.

Current Project: Arcata Gateway Area Plan Draft

The Gateway Area Plan draft has been released for public review. You can read it here.

You can also review the full plan in this 60-minute in-depth informational video below, which can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel here.

  1. What is the SIRP?
  2. Get Involved
  3. General Plan Updates
  4. Arcata Gateway Plan
  5. Arcata Infill Market Study

The purpose of the Strategic Infill Redevelopment Program is to align the City’s policies with the needs of the community and available resources, so Arcata’s housing and economic development needs can be met in the future by prioritizing infill development. 

This program will:

  • Create a new vision statement for the City and a new set of strategic programs to implement over the next 20 years.
  • Result in creating a well-balanced housing infill development program that meets Arcata’s current and future housing needs.
  • Ensure the continued preservation of working forest-land to the east and agricultural bottomlands to the west of the City by concentrating development in and around downtown Arcata.

The City's Strategic Infill Redevelopment Program is focusing our housing efforts in infill-but what IS infill? 

According to the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research, the term “infill development” refers to building within unused and underutilized lands within existing development patterns, typically but not exclusively in urban areas. Infill development is critical to accommodating growth and redesigning our cities to be environmentally- and socially-sustainable. We are committed to promoting compact development in order to:


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Check out the video below to learn more about Arcata's Strategic Infill Redevelopment Program.

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