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.
hysm150x50Please see the Topics in Focus and Current Initiatives web pages for the latest projects in the queue. Many of these topics link to our engagement portal, Have Your Say Monterey, so you can participate in the process! Thank you for your interest and your engagement to help us continue to improve the quality of life in Monterey!

Latest Planning News

  • Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the North Fremont Street Sidewalk Gap Closure Project:

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Monterey has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration, pursuant to CEQA requirements, for the North Fremont Street Sidewalk Gap Closure Project.

    The proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study (see document link below), as well as referenced documents, are available for review on the City website at In accordance with time limits mandated by State law, written comments on this Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study will be accepted from December 23, 2021, through January 24, 2022 (see Notice of Intent link below for information on how to submit comments). A public hearing for this project has not been scheduled as of the date of this notice.