Planning Division


Planning Division

City Hall, First Floor
500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 903-6306


Monday through Friday 

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except Holidays) 

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 2019)Planning Division Update (June 2019)
This is a list of private development projects and long range projects that the Planning Division is currently working on.


The Gatekeeper meeting has been postponed from the previously anticipated June 4th date to early October (exact date TBD). The Gatekeeper application deadline has also been extended to August 2nd at 5pm.

Please check the City Code for further information on the Gatekeeper application submittal requirements.