Community Development


The Community Development Department Public Counter (Planning, Building + Fire) will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The counter will reopen at 1:30 p.m. 


NOTE: City Hall will be closed for the Holidays from December 24, 2019 through January 1, 2020, reopening on Thursday, January 2, 2020. 


Mission Statement

To provide land use, building development, neighborhood protection, economic development, and environmental policy services.


The Community Development Department is responsible for the review of development and building activity to ensure compliance with zoning and building codes, the achievement of economic development goals, General Plan policies, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), housing policies, and community values. The department assists the community in establishing land use and neighborhood plans and ensures the quality of new projects through the design and development review process. The Department staffs the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC), the Council Neighborhoods Committee, the Downtown Committee, the Development Review Committee, the Administrative Zoning hearing, the Rental Housing Committee, and the Visual Arts Committee in addition to establishing and maintaining communications with citizens, developers, businesses, other governmental agencies, and City departments. The Department also provides technical and policy support to the City Manager and other departments.

News & Announcements

City’s Visual Arts Committee Commissioning Artwork at Mora and Pyramid Parks

The City of Mountain View Visual Arts Committee (VAC) has released two Call for Artists to commission public artwork for two planned parks: Mora Park and Pyramid Park. Applications are due by January 8th, 2020 at 11:00 P.M. (PST).


September 24 Council Meeting Actions

On Sep. 24, 2019, Council set direction on Safe Parking, Emergency Shelters and Oversized Vehicle Restrictions. Click for more info.


Planning Division Current Project ListPlanning Division Current Project List

This is a list of private development and long range projects that the Planning Division is currently working on citywide. Click more for information.