We are currently closed to comply with the State Stay at Home order and the County Shelter in Place order.
You can still submit Planning applications and inquiries to planning@monterey.org, or call (831) 646-3886 to leave a voicemail with the Planner on duty.

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


8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Closed: 12pm - 1pm
Planners are available from 10am -12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Kimberly Cole
Community Development Director

Fernanda Roveri
Senior Associate Planner

Chris Schmidt
Senior Associate Planner

Christy Sabdo
Associate Planner

Jennifer Cleary
Administrative Assistant

Welcome to the Planning Office, a division of the Community Development Department. Planning staff is committed to excellent customer service. Our goal is to make information accessible to the public and to make our permitting process as user-friendly as possible.

We focus our priorities on projects that will achieve the City Council-adopted Vision, Value Drivers and Strategic Initiatives.

Planning staff is constantly developing and sharpening a variety of planning tools to help clarify land use regulations, stimulate economic development, and ensure preservation of the City's neighborhood character and historic resources. If you want more information, please give us a call.

19 March 2021
Draft 2021-22 CDBG Annual Action Plan Available for Review

Draft 2021-22 CDBG Annual Action Plan Available for Review

The City is pleased to announce the availablity of the Draft 2021-22 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program. The plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for the City to obtain federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and other affordable housing funds. The City will adopt the 2021/22 Action Plan to establish the housing and community development strategies, priorities and budget for the next Fiscal Year that begins on July 1, 2021. 

The City of Monterey Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 to consider a recommendation to the City Council for adoption of the City’s Draft 2021/22 Annual Action Plan. The City Council will hold a second public hearing April 20, 2021 to consider adoption. Both public hearings will be held on ZOOM.  

Any questions about the Annual Action Plan should be directed to Grant Leonard at (831) 646-3995 or email: housing@monterey.org

Draft Annual Action Plan

18 March 2021
Take the Complete Streets Survey

Take the Complete Streets Survey

Planning and Traffic Engineering staff are working on a strategy and vision to continue the multi-model plan for Monterey. The term "Complete Streets" refers to streets designed and operated to enable safe use and support mobility for all users. Those include people of all ages and abilities, regardless of whether they are traveling as drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, or public transportation riders.

We encourage community members to participate and take the survey. The purpose of this survey is to receive feedback on how Monterey should plan its transportation network to accommodate all modes of transportation - by asking about your personal travel patterns and how you think those may change in the future.



17 March 2021
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration, 552 Webster Street (San Carlos School Gymnasium).

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration, 552 Webster Street (San Carlos School Gymnasium).

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Monterey has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration, pursuant to the requirements of CEQA, for a replacement gymnasium at 552 Webster Street (San Carlos School Gymnasium).
The proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study, as well as referenced documents, are available for review at the City website at: www.monterey.org/planning. In accordance with time limits mandated by State law, written comments on this Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study will be accepted from: March 18, 2021 – April 19, 2021.
A public hearing for this project will be held on May 11, 2021 (tentative)

November 2020 Virtual Workshop

November 23, 2020 News Release
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May 2020 Virtual Workshop

Preliminary Report
May 6 2020 News Release
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