City Hall, First Floor
500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 903-6306 firstname.lastname@example.org
PUBLIC COUNTER HOURS:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except Holidays)
COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Order
The Public Health Officer's Directive for Santa Clara County has extended the shelter-in-place order to be effective through May 3, 2020. For more information on the order, please visit the County's COVID-19 website.
City Hall will remain closed through May 3, 2020 with interim operations.
The Planning Division's interim operations effective April 8, 2020 includes:
PUBLIC MEETINGS: The City will conduct 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), and the Zoning Administrator (ZA) 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 leave a voicemail at 650-903-6306. Staff will respond within one business day between Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PLANNING APPLICATIONS: The Planning Division is electronically accepting new applications and resubmittals of existing applications for the eligible project types listed below. No other applications are currently being accepted at this time.
SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: To submit an eligible project to the Planning Division, please complete a Planning Submission Inquiry Form and City staff will contact the person listed with submission instructions during business hours. The submission process is multi-step and may take more than one business day. 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.
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.