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Planning Division

The Planning Division’s primary responsibility is planning the future land use for the city. This division analyzes data and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council. Planning is responsible for the development and implementation of the General Plan, land use regulations through zoning and subdivision codes, and environmental impact assessment. The Planning Division also administers the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the Air Pollution Reduction Fund. The Code Compliance program is administered jointly with the Building Safety Division.

Division services include: Amplified Noise Permits, Alcohol Beverage Permits, Conditional Use Permits, Variances, Subdivisions of Land, Environmental Assessments, The In-Home Care Program, The Senior Home Delivered Meals Program, The Juvenile Diversion Program, Census information, Zoning and street maps.
Planning Commission

Planning Commission
2014 Planning Commission Calendar
PC Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports
PC Meeting Action Reports  

List of Active Planning Cases
Major/Environmental Projects - Pending
El Segundo South Campus Specific Plan
888 N Sepulveda Specific Plan Project Draft IS/MND
Major/Environmental Projects - Approved  
T5 Data Center Expansion Project IS/MND (EA-971)
Segundo Business Park Draft IS/MND
540 E Imperial Avenue Specific Plan Project Final EIR
540 E Imperial Avenue Specific Plan Initial Study 
540 E Imperial School Site Project - Scoping Meeting Presentation July 14, 2011 
Plaza El Segundo The Point EIR Addendum EA-993
Plaza El Segundo DEIR
Plaza El Segundo Phase 1B
Aquatics Site Feasibility Study Environmental Impact Report
Cambria Suites Hotel Projects - IS/MND & MMRP   
Queen Esther Square Shopping Center Project (EA-912)
222 Kansas Street Specific Plan EIR 
Current Notices of Public Hearing
Past Notice of Public Hearing
2014 Public Hearings
2013 Public Hearings
2012 Public Hearings
2011 Public Hearings

2010 Public Hearings
2009 Public Hearings
2008 Public Hearings
2007 Public Hearings
2006 Public Hearings

Staff List and Counter Schedule

Planning Division Staff
April 2014 Counter Schedule

Map Resources
Printable General Plan Land Use Map
Printable Zoning Map
Case Planner Process
Case Planner Process for Planning Applications
Planning Application Forms & Fees
Planning Application Forms and Documents
2014 New Planning Fees
Zoning Code and Legislation

Zoning Code
General Plan
Local Coastal Program
Ordinance No. 1448 - Development Impact Fees
Resolution No. 4687 - Development Impact Fees
Resolution No. 4443 - Traffic Congestion Mitigation Fee
Ordinance 1427 - Floodplain Management

Specific Plans
124th Street Specific Plan
199 North Continental Specific Plan
222 Kansas Street Specific Plan
540 E Imperial Avenue Specific Plan Project Final
Aviation Specific Plan
Corporate Campus Specific Plan
Corporate Campus Specific Plan - Amended 2013
Downtown Specific Plan Update April 2014
Smoky Hollow Specific Plan - ESMC Title 15, Chapter 11
Housing Element Update

Draft 2014-2021 Housing Element Update
2014-2021 Housing Element Related Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

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New forms for Discretionary Planning Applications

In February 2014, the City Planning Division is launching a new planning discretionary permit application form and application guides for each type of discretionary permit.

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