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The Planning Division is responsible for implementing the General Plan by ensuring that development projects are consistent with the goals, policies, and programs outlined in the General Plan and by ensuring that development projects are consistent with the Grover Beach Development Code and applicable state laws. The Planning Division reviews all development permits, including Use Permits, Subdivision applications, and projects requiring environmental review. The Planning Division provides technical analysis of development permit applications and makes recommendations for consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council regarding all land use issues. The Planning Division also serves the public by responding to public inquiries regarding zoning and development.

If you have any questions, please contact the Community Development Department at (805) 473-4520.

Climate Action Plan
The City Council adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP) on September 15, 2014. The CAP is a long-range plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the implementation of specific programs including promoting energy efficiency and reducing vehicle trips. To view the document, please see: Climate Action Plan; Appendix A.

Development Code Update
On October 15, 2012, the City Council adopted a comprehensive update to the Grover Beach Development Code. On July 21, 2014, the City Council adopted revisions to the Development Code, which was subsequently approved by the California Coastal Commission. As of August 21, 2014 the Development Code is now in effect city-wide.

The primary purpose of the update was to bring the Development Code into conformance with the General Plan Land Use Element update approved by the City Council in 2010. In addition, other key revisions included:
  • revised Commercial and Industrial Use Tables to reduce the development review processing time by allowing more “permitted” uses;
  • incorporate development standards and land uses that will emphasize the policies of the West Grand Avenue Master Plan;
  • reduce or eliminate regulations where possible to expedite project review consistent with the City’s Economic Development Strategy;
  • incorporate policies and programs contained in the Housing Element; and
  • reformat and consolidate the Development Code for ease of use.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Community Development Department at (805) 473-4520.

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