Planning Office

An office of the Planning, Engineering & Environmental Compliance (PEEC) Division


Long Range Planning/Development Projects:


  • Citywide Transportation and Parking Study
  • Fort Ord Property Development
  • Holman Highway 68/Highway 1 Roundabout
  • Lighthouse Area Specific Plan
  • Monterey Conference Center Renovation
  • National Historic Landmark Survey and Greater Downtown Area Design Standards & Guidelines, Lighting Standards
  • New Monterey Historic Survey
  • North Fremont Specific Plan
  • Parks and Recreation Master Plan
  • Van Buren Senior Housing Project
  • Villa Del Monte Neighborhood Plan
  • Waterfront Master Plan



Contact Us

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

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
Closed: noon - 1 p.m.
Planners are available from
10 a.m.- noon & 1 to 3 p.m.

Kim Cole
Managing Principal Planner

Elizabeth Caraker
Principal Planner

Christine Hopper
Senior Planner

Todd Bennett
Senior Associate Planner

Joyce Halabi
Administrative Assistant II

Jenny Leinen
Administrative Assistant II

Welcome to the Planning Office. A City Council-adopted work program 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. If you want more information, please give us a call.

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