My Bakersfield

Plan Documents

Making Downtown BakersfieldThe following documents are what have been developed thus far during the Making Downtown Bakersfield planning process. Please return to this page regularly to review additional information as it is uploaded.

Draft Vision Plan

Environmental Impact Report Documents

The public comment period for the Draft Vision Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report ends on February 19, 2018. You can submit your comments to or send to Development Services Department, 1715 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. 

Public Presentations

Project Management

Public Outreach Materials

Other Related Documents:

This planning process is not being conducted in a vacuum, but instead is being built upon the existing planning work that has occurred in and around downtown over the last few years. Below are some of the documents that the City and project team have been using to better understand downtown and the aspirations of the community, and inspire our planning and urban design process moving forward (plans included those completed by or for the City, County, Kern County Council of Governments, Academic and Professional Papers, and other relevant research):

City of Bakersfield:

Kern County Council of Governments:

California High-Speed Rail Authority: