The General Plan serves as a planning guide that specifies the City’s long-term vision for the physical development and character of San Juan Capistrano. The document is a comprehensive plan which expresses the community's long-term goals and anticipated development patterns. It is made up of goals, objectives, principles, standards, and plan proposals, as well as a set of maps and diagrams. Implementation of the San Juan Capistrano General Plan will ensure that future development projects are consistent with the community's goals and that adequate services are available to meet the needs of existing and proposed new development. Ultimately, the General Plan provides a bridge between the City's unique historic traditions and the San Juan Capistrano of tomorrow.