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.

26 June 2019
06/26/2018: City of Monterey Adopts Voluntary Rental Guidelines

06/26/2018: City of Monterey Adopts Voluntary Rental Guidelines

At the June 18, 2019  City Council Meeting, the Monterey City Council unanimously adopted Voluntary Rental Guidelines for residential rental owners, managers, and tenants. Aimed at providing a standard of guidelines for landlord/tenant relations, the Voluntary Rental Guidelines provide a platform to support quality agreements between property managers/owners and their tenants. The guidelines also include components to assist each party toward fair and reasonable resolution in situations that warrant mediation.

Voluntary Rental Guidelines Participant Graphic

07 June 2019
Request for Proposals - Fort Ord Property Development

Request for Proposals - Fort Ord Property Development

The City of Monterey (“City”) offers this opportunity for Qualified Developer/ Development Teams to submit a proposal to develop all or portions of a prime site on California’s Central Coast. This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is intended to result in the selection of a developer to undertake the purchase or lease, planning, financing, and development of prime property at the south end of former Fort Ord, adjacent to the City’s Ryan Ranch Business Park and Corporation Yard.  The property is near Laguna Seca Raceway, which hosts world class racing events for cars, motorcycles, and bicycles.

Request for Proposals in PDF

The deadline for site visit requests and questions regarding the RFP is July 10, 2019.  All questions and responses will be summarized and posted on the City’s website within two days of this date: (monterey.org/planning)

The deadline for receipt of one hard copy and one electronic copy of responses to this RFP, along with a cashier’s check in the amount of $5,000 payable to the City of Monterey, is 4:00 p.m. on August 12, 2019.

Responses or questions regarding the RFP or request for a site visit should be addressed to Elizabeth Caraker at 831-646-1739 or caraker@monterey.org.


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

Elizabeth Caraker
Housing & Community Development Manager

Ande Flower
Principal Planner

Fernanda Roveri
Senior Associate Planner

Chris Schmidt
Senior Associate Planner

Mary-Kathryn Salameh
Administrative Assistant II

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