Community Development



The Community Development Department (CDD) focuses on creating a livable community that balances the needs of residents, property owners, and businesses. CDD is responsible for the review of development and building activity to ensure compliance with zoning, building and fire codes, achievement of economic development goals, and establishing and advancing the City's General Plan and other citywide initiatives. Specifically, CDD assists the community in establishing:

  • land use plans,
  • affordable housing and neighborhood plans,
  • economic strategies and business support services,
  • programs that protect and support existing residents through rent stabilization, tenant relocation and other support services, and
  • quality design of new development through the City's development review process.

The Department also provides technical and policy support to the City Manager and other City Departments.  

 Contact the Community Development Department

In Person:

Mountain View City Hall

500 Castro Street, First Floor

Mountain View, CA 94041

By Mail:

Community Development Department

500 Castro Street, PO Box 7540

Mountain View, CA 94039-7540

By Phone or Email:


Our Divisions

The Department is comprised of four Divisions:

  • The Building Division reviews all construction plans and inspects buildings to ensure compliance with building and fire codes. 
  • The Neighborhoods and Housing Division handles a variety of neighborhood and housing-related programs, including the Below-Market-Rate (BMR) affordable housing program, a grants program for neighborhood associations, administers Community Development Block Grants and HOME funds, and leads the City's funding partnerships on developing new affordable housing in the City. The Division also administers the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (CSFRA) program. This Division is the liaison to the Council Neighborhoods Committee and the Rental Housing Committee.   


News & Announcements

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.


City of Mountain View’s Rent Stabilization for Mobile Homes Ordinance Now In EffectCity of Mountain View’s Rent Stabilization for Mobile Homes Ordinance Now In Effect

New ordinance applies to all mobile home owners and tenants


City of Mountain View Expands Eviction Prevention EffortsCity of Mountain View Expands Eviction Prevention Efforts

Eviction Help Center Clinic available at Mountain View Public Library on Thursday afternoons through mid-December 2021