Community Development

 

PRESERVING THE PAST...

WHILE SHAPING THE FUTURE

 

VAN BUREN SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT

BEFORE

AFTER

 

REVITALIZATION OF DOWNTOWN

New mixed-use and outdoor seating

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN DOWNTOWN

Monterey Hotel Apartments

Community Development Office
526 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Kimberly Cole
Community Development Director
cole@monterey.org

Alexandra Doherty
Administrative Assistant II
doherty@monterey.org

(831) 646-5679

Hours:
8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Closed: 12pm - 1pm

Welcome to the Community Development Department. Our mission is to preserve the past while shaping the future to provide a safe, healthy, and attractive environment for growth.

The Community Development Department includes the following offices:

  • Housing Office develops and administers a variety of housing programs and policies that seek to enhance the available housing opportunities and fulfill the community service needs of low, moderate and workforce-income households and other special needs populations including disabled persons, senior citizens, and persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • Leasing and Property Management Office is responsible for the administration and management of city-owned properties.
  • Permit and Inspection Services Office reviews plans, issues permits and inspects all phases of construction for compliance with applicable local and State codes.
  • Planning Office works diligently to process development applications and  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.
  • Sustainability Office works to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and move towards zero waste generation.

Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or comments about community development services. 

Kimberly Cole, AICP
Community Development Director
City of Monterey
(831) 646-3759
cole@monterey.org



Planning

570 Pacific Street, downstairs Colton Hall

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. Our focus:

  • Development Projects
  • Historic Preservation
  • Applying for a Permit
  • Land Use and Development Regulations
  • Planning Projects
  • Water Chart and Facts
  • Code Compliance

Permits and Inspection Services

580 Pacific Street, Room 4

This division of the Community Development Department is responsible for reviewing plans and inspecting all phases of construction for compliance with applicable local and State codes, including:

  • Building and Public Works Permits
  • Green Building
  • Home Remodels
  • Plans Checklist
  • Property Inspections
  • Accessibility Considerations

Housing

335 Camino El Estero

The Housing Programs office develops and administers a variety of housing programs and policies that seek to: enhance available housing opportunities and fulfill the community service needs of low, moderate, and workforce-income households, and other special-needs populations including disabled persons, senior citizens, and persons at risk of homelessness. Our focus:

  • Affordable Rentals
  • Home Ownership Programs
  • Homeless Resources
  • Public Service Grants
  • Rehabilitation Grant and Loan Programs

Leasing and Property Management

526 Pierce Street

The City of Monterey's Commercial Leasing and Property Management Office is responsible for the administration and management of city-owned properties including all tasks outlined below:

  • Property and Lease Administration
  • Property Services
  • Special Projects, including NIP and CIP Projects
  • Policy Recommendations
  • Other Property-related Services

Sustainability

526 Pierce Street

The 4Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recovery. The Environmental Programs Division recently changed to Sustainability to better reflect the broad environmental work this division takes on, including:

  • the Buy Local Monterey Initiative
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Efficiencies
  • Resources for Residents, Businesses, and Schools
  • Water Issues
  • Zero Waste Promotion