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) 



The Community Development Department Public Counter (Planning, Building + Fire) will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The public counter will reopen at 1:30 p.m.


NOTE: City Hall will be closed for the Holidays from December 24, 2019 through January 1, 2020, reopening on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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. Long-range projects are discussed and considered at Environmental Planning Commission and City Council study sessions and public hearings. 


2019-20 Holiday Hours Advisory

Most City offices will be closed or have modified hours Dec. 23 - Jan. 3. Click the title of this news item for details on facility closures this holiday season.


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.