Community Development



City offices will be closed effective Thursday, November 26, 2020 for the Thanksgiving Holiday, reopening on Monday, November 30, 2020.

COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place UPDate October 26, 2020

Based on the Santa Clara County Public Health Officer's Shelter-In-Place order and to protect the health of the community, City Hall is closed through March 31, 2021 with remote operations. City services and public meetings will continue remotely. For more information on interim services or general inquiries, please visit us at:

Interim Public Counter Operations


Building & Fire 


Economic Development

Please check the City website for updates as information and dates are subject to change.


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

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.


Open Affordable Housing Waitlist: Studio and 1-BedroomsOpen Affordable Housing Waitlist: Studio and 1-Bedrooms

Applications are available for download:

Applications can be submitted by mail or by email.

1701 West El Camino Real

Mountain View, CA 94040

Phone: (650)988-1701


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The City of Mountain View is only notifying the public of this opportunity. Any questions about this property or others offered by Alta Housing should be addressed by contacting Alta Housing at the phone number and email listed above.

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Nonprofit Partner LifeMoves Awarded State Funding for Emergency Transitional Housing ProgramNonprofit Partner LifeMoves Awarded State Funding for Emergency Transitional Housing Program

Learn more about this State grant of approximately $10 Million to purchase a one acre site in Mountain View to rapidly deploy an estimated 100 modular housing structures.