Planning Projects

The Planning Office has a City Council-adopted work program that focuses staff work priorities on projects that will achieve the City Council adopted Vision, Goals, and Strategic Initiatives. Planning Staff is currently developing a variety of planning tools to help stimulate economic development within the City's mixed-use neighborhoods and ensure preservation of the City's historic resources citywide.

The five major efforts currently underway include developing specific plans for the Downtown, Lighthouse/Foam, and North Fremont mixed use neighborhoods; developing a long-rang, visionary plan for the City's waterfront; and updating the historic survey in the downtown area, which will also serve as a tool to update the Old Town Monterey National Historic Landmark District.

We encourage you to get involved! Please click on the images below for the project you want to learn more about.

In Progress    
Community Housing Needs and Issues Fort Ord Property Development Holman Highway Roundabout Project
Local Coastal Program Update    
Citywide Transportation and Parking Study Downtown Specific Plan Lighthouse Area Specific Plan
Monterey on the Move National Historic Landmark District Survey National Historic Landmark Survey and Downtown Standards
New Monterey Historic Survey North Fremont Specific Plan Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Van Buren Senior Housing Villa Del Monte Neighborhood Plan Waterfront Master Plan

Planning Office
570 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940
Voice: (831) 646-3885
Fax: (831) 646-3408


**Please see change in hours below**
8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Closed: 12pm - 1pm
Planners are available from 10am -12pm and 1pm - 3pm
**Beginning June 2017, the Planning Office will be closed the last Friday of every month

Elizabeth Caraker
Housing & Community Development Manager

Todd Bennett
Senior Associate Planner

Fernanda Roveri
Associate Planner

Chris Schmidt
Associate Planner

Jenny Leinen
Administrative Assistant II

Mary-Kathryn Salameh
Administrative Assistant II