Planning Division


Planning Division
City Hall, 1st Floor
500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 903-6306

Public Counter Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4th,

reopening on Tuesday, July 5th.  

As part of the Community Development Department, the Planning Division reviews and implements current and future development of the Mountain View community for residents, property owners and businesses. The Planning Division oversees the Environmental Planning Commission.

Current Planning

Current Planning involves the processing and review of various development applications for conformance with the City’s General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Precise Plans, and other City land use policies. The processing of development applications includes the review of preliminary plans and the consideration of public input on formal development proposals at Development Review Committee (DRC) meetings, Administrative Zoning public hearings, and City Council study sessions and public hearings.

Long Range Planning

Long Range Planning involves the City’s policy planning activities, which include analyzing and preparing various planning documents such as the City’s General Plan, Precise Plans and other land use studies. Planning staff also assembles and maintains community data and demographics and coordinates the reporting of this data to outside agencies.


Planning Division Update (June 2016)Planning Division Update (June 2016)
This is a list of private development projects and long range projects that the Planning Division is currently working on.

Rental Housing Dispute Resolution Program is Now in Effect

The Ordinance is now in effect for any rental property with three or more units in a single structure.


North Bayshore Precise Plan Development Impact Fee

The City has prepared a nexus study to adopt a North Bayshore Precise Plan Development Impact Fee for all new commercial development.