General Plan

Mission Statement - General Plan 2012

General Plan Vision


The City of Twentynine Palms seeks to create and promote the economic and social well being of its residents while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere and clean air quality, as well as simultaneously creating a stronger and more diversified economy through attracting arts and tourism development, health/retirement, recreational and clean, nonpolluting industries.


These goals should be guided by two principles: (1) sustainability and (2) adaptability. 


This requires that existing needs be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, and that, to the degree reasonably possible as determined by the appropriate approval authority, community activities should adapt to the natural environment, rather than the natural environment being changed or adopted to these activities.  In addition, the City will encourage high quality development compatible with the missions of the Joshua Tree National Park and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.




General Plan Guiding Principles

  1. Promote a high quality of life while preserving the City’s desert, small-town feel.
  2. Encourage high quality development compatible with the Joshua Tree National Park, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and   the City’s desert, small-town character.
  3. Develop a strong and diversified local economy with a focus on arts, cultural, tourism, retail, job growth and overall quality of life for all community members.
  4. Preserve the desert environment and its natural and cultural resources for future generations.
  5. Promote sustainable and adaptable growth principles in the development of the City. 



If you have questions, send an email or call City Hall at (760)367-6799.
A printed version can be viewed at City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277.


General Plan 2012 - Cover & Table of Contents

General Plan 2012 Cover & Table of Contents - PDF

Land Use Element

Circulation Element

Housing Element

Safety Element

Conservation And Open Space Element

Recreation Element

Equity and Social Justice Element for the City General Plan

Noise Element


General Plan 2012 - Executive Summary

 General Plan 2012 Executive Summary - PDF





General Plan 2012 - Summary of Goals

General Plan 2012 Summary of Goals - PDF