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.

15 October 2019
Notice of Public Hearing before the Historic Preservation Commission

Notice of Public Hearing before the Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission will review the following item at the November 14, 2019 Historic Preservation Commission meeting:

Recommend that the City Council Adopt the Alta Mesa Context Statement and Reconnaissance Survey.  Exempt from CEQA (Section 15308)

Date and Time of Meeting: November 14, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Location: City Council Chambers, Few Memorial Hall of Records, Pacific & Madison Streets, Monterey, CA 93940 (Please refer to the final agenda to confirm the time and date of this public hearing.)

Anyone wishing to address this matter may appear in person at the time and place noted above, or submit their comments in writing to the Planning Office, City Hall, Monterey, CA 93940 on or before the hearing date.  If you have any questions regarding this notice or if you would like to review the survey, please contact Senior Associate Planner Chris Schmidt of the Planning Office at (831) 646-3885.

The Alta Mesa Historic Context Statement and Reconnaissance Survey may be viewed here: Alta Mesa Historic Context Statement and Reconnaissance Survey

17 September 2019
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration - Old Capitol Site

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration - Old Capitol Site

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Monterey has prepared a Negative Declaration, pursuant to the requirements of CEQA, for Old Capitol Site General Plan Amendment to Park and Open Space and Zoning Map Amendment to Open Space.

The proposed Negative Declaration and Initial Study, as well as referenced documents, are available for review at the City of Monterey, Planning Office, Colton Hall, 1st Floor, 570 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940 and on the City website at: https://monterey.org/Services/Community-Development/Planning.  In accordance with time limits mandated by State law, written comments on this Negative Declaration and Initial Study will be accepted from:

September 17, 2019 – October 21, 2019

Extended Notice of IntentNotice of Intent | Initial Study

For more information, please contact Community Development Director Kimberly Cole at (831) 646-3759 or cole@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

Kimberly Cole
Community Development Director

Ande Flower
Principal Planner

Fernanda Roveri
Senior Associate Planner

Chris Schmidt
Senior Associate Planner

Christy Sabdo
Associate Planner

Mary-Kathryn Salameh
Administrative Assistant II

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