In some cases, a development project may require more than one type of application approval, submitted simultaneously; i.e. a Planned Development, a Conditional Use Permit, and a Parcel Map, for a commercial development in the PD Overlay District with a lot split.
Download the Major Development Application Guide (PDF) for more information.
Conditional Use Permit
Because certain land uses may not be complementary to adjacent properties, a Conditional Use Permit may be required for a new business, development, or other land use modification.
General Plan Amendment
A General Plan Amendment is a request to change either a portion of the city's Land Use Map or the text contained within the General Plan.
Planned Development / Development Plan
Check out information about the Planned Development Application and Development Plans, which are required for certain projects in specific districts.
Rezoning & Zoning Ordinance Amendments
The Zoning Ordinance is the set of laws that carry out the General Plan. Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance may be initiated by a member of the public or by the city.
Specific Plan Amendment or Adoption
A Specific Plan is a document that includes text, maps, and diagrams that provides a detailed plan for the development of a particular geographic area within the city. Find out how to seek an amendment a Specific Plan.
Street or Easement Abandonment
Street or Easement Abandonments are a request for the city to give up or abandon property rights to a particular portion of public property.
Subdivisions, Tentative Tract Maps & Parcel Maps
Read about how to submit parcel map or tentative tract applications, as well as subdivision maps.
Variance / Waiver
A variance is an allowance for deviation from the applicable zoning provisions, granted in a situation where special circumstances relating to the property prevent that particular property from being used in the same manner as other property under similar zoning. A waiver is a request for deviation from normal requirements for the installation of City street improvements.