City Hall, First Floor
500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 903-6306 email@example.com
PUBLIC COUNTER HOURS:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except Holidays)
COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place update
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 currently closed. The Community Development Department at City Hall will reopen by limited appointment on Monday, July 12, 2021. Some city services and public meetings will continue remotely. For more information, please contact the Planning Division by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 650-903-6306. Please check the City website for updates as these dates are subject to change.
The Planning Division's interim operations includes:
PUBLIC MEETINGS: The City is conducting public meetings in accordance with the State of California Executive Order N-29-20. All members of the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC), the Development Review Committee (DRC), the Zoning Administrator (ZA), and the Subdivision Committee will participate in scheduled public meetings by video conference with no physical meeting location. See meeting agendas, posted the Friday prior to each meeting, for details on participation, which can be viewed online at: EPC, DRC, ZA.
PUBLIC COUNTER: The public counter is closed; no in-person application submissions or inquiries are permitted at this time.
GENERAL INQUIRIES: For general inquiries, please contact the Planning Division by email at email@example.com or by phone at 650-903-6306. Staff will respond Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PLANNING APPLICATIONS: The Planning Division is electronically accepting all new applications and resubmittals of existing applications. See Submitting Applications for details on how to submit (or resubmit) to the Planning Division.
SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: To submit an application (new or resubmitting existing) to the Planning Division, please complete a Planning Submission Inquiry Form and a Planner will contact the person listed with submission instructions during business hours (Note: No documents can be uploaded with the Inquiry Form). The submission process is multi-step, may take more than one business day to complete, and is processed in the order submissions are received. An application is not considered received by the City until confirmation of fee payment (for a new application) has been provided and/or upon City Staff providing a confirmation email of acceptance following receipt of electronic materials.
CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS (PLANNING): Required Planning inspections for projects under construction can be scheduled starting May 4, 2020. Please contact your assigned Project Planner directly or, if unknown, send an email identifying the project address, building permit no., and type of inspection to firstname.lastname@example.org. For inspections, all City staff are abiding by social distancing and other best practices directed by the City of Mountain View, the County SIP Order, and State SIP Order. City staff reserves the right to leave a construction site inspection that is unsafe or is not abiding by the SIP Orders or City protocol at any time.
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 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 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. Long-range projects are discussed and considered at Environmental Planning Commission and City Council study sessions and public hearings.