The City of Rancho Palos Verdes Planning - Zoning Department The City of Rancho Palos Verdes Public Works Department

PLANNING & ZONING

OVERVIEW
The Planning and Zoning Division focuses on community design, development controls, review and general community character issues. The planners in the Division perform the following:
  • Process applications and/or requests for development including site plan reviews, conditional use permits and variance requests, grading permits, height variations, view restoration permits and sign permits;
  • Provide staff support to the Planning Commission;
  • Review development projects for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and for consistency with the General Plan and/or Coastal Specific Plan;
  • Provide and maintain tract maps and other public information files and prepare public information brochures and flyers;
  • Administer the City’s Natural Communities Conservation Plan (NCCP);
  • Implement the regulations of the City’s landslide moratorium ordinance, including the processing of moratorium exception and exclusion applications;
  • Review and implement revisions to the Development Code and implement Affordable Housing Programs;
  • Coordinate the development of long range planning projects including updating the General Plan, Coastal Specific Plan, Trails Network Plan; and,
  • Coordinate with outside agencies for the implementation of regional programs, including the Congestion Management Program and South Bay Council of Governments Traffic Studies;

DEPARTMENT QUICK LINKS
The Planning Commission
Access to the Municipal Code
INFORMATION ON MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS UNDER OPERATION
34-Unit Senior Affordable Housing Project (The Mirandela Project)
• Green Hills Master Plan
• Terranea Hotel Resort and Spa
• Trump National Golf and Residential Project
INFORMATION ON MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Highridge Condominium Project
• Marymount California University Facilities Expansion Project
• Oceanfront Estates Residential Tract
• St. John Fisher Master Plan
INFORMATION ON MAJOR PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
• Annenberg Project at Lower Point Vicente
• Civic Center Master Plan
• Parking Lot and Site Improvements at Lower Point Vicente
• Point View Agriculture and Golf Course
The Terraces Shopping Center
• Zone 2 Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revisions
INFORMATION ON MAJOR APPROVED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS THAT HAVE NOT BEGUN CONSTRUCTION
• Crestridge Senior Housing/Senior Center Project
• Nantasket Drive Residential Project
ADDITIONAL PLANNING & ZONING TOPICS
• Abalone Cove Shoreline Park Improvement Project
• Affordable Housing Inventory
Airspace Noise & Safety Concerns Information & Contacts
• Border Issues Report
• California Coastal Trail RPV Segment
Extension of Urgency Ordinance No. 541U (Fences or Walls along arterial streets)
• Evaluation of Portuguese Bend Landslide & Moratorium Ordinance
• Palos Verdes Nature Preserve
• The City’s General Plan Update
      • Hazard Areas Revisions
      • Passive & Active Recreational Land Uses
• The Forrestal Nature Preserve
• Trails Network Plan
• Western Avenue Vision Plan
• Green Building Construction Program
Proposed 2010 California Green Building Standards Code
(Proposed Effective Date 1/1/2011)
http://www.bsc.ca.gov  
PLANNING APPLICATION PROCESSESING INFORMATION
• Water Efficient Landscape Regulations
EV Charge Unit Requirements
• Printable Planning Applications
• Fee Schedule
• Recently Submitted Planning Applications
• Steps for Obtaining City Approval for Residential Construction
Procedure for Requesting Duplication of Building Plans
• Procedure for Processing a Coastal Permit
• Single Family (RS) Development • Standards Table
• Height Variation Guidelines
• Neighborhood Compatibility Handbook

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ACCESS TO PLANNING RELATED DOCUMENTS
• General Plan
• Coastal Specific Plan
Coastal Zone Map
• Conceptual Trails Plan
• Conceptual Bikeways Plan
• Coast Vision Plan
• General Plan Land Use Map
• General Plan Update - Hazard Area Revisions
• General Plan Update - Passive/Active Recreation
Housing Element 2013-2021
2004 Joint Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
• Official Zoning Map
• Wireless Antenna Guidelines
OFFICIAL ZONING MAP
Official Zoning Map (PDF)
Official Zoning Map (Web Page)
DEPARTMENT DIVISIONS
Building and Safety
Code Enforcement
View Restoration and Preservation (foliage related)
Equestrian Uses
DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
• Profile of General Demographic Characteristics of Rancho Palos Verdes (excerpt from 2000 Census)
Profile of General Demographic Characteristics of Rancho Palos Verdes (excerpt from 2010 Census
• Population and Housing Trend from 1990 to 2000
CONTACT/COMMENT

Contact the Department with Planning Questions:planning@rpv.com

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