Community Development Department

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The Community Development Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of community goals regarding the natural and built environment.  This includes planningbuilding permits and code enforcement

The department provides administration to the Planning Commission and support to the City Council.  The department is tasked with maintaining the City's General Plan, the blue print for the future of the City, and reviewing permit applications. The Community Development Director serves as the Zoning Administrator.

Latest News

The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 7:30pm.  All meetings are held in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  To view past Planning Commission meetings, please visit here.

The City Council held a special meeting to review the Baylands project and related EIR on Thursday, December 15, 2016.  The meeting was a continuation of the Council's November 17, 2016 public hearing on site remediation, Title 27 landfill closure, and related policy issues. The next City Council Baylands hearing will be held on January 24, 2017. The complete City Council's Baylands meeting schedule may be viewed here. 

On August 25, 2016 the Brisbane Planning Commission completed its deliberations and by a vote of 5-0 recommended to the City Council that the Brisbane General Plan be amended for the Baylands to allow for a 1- 2 million square foot net increase in building area and a utility-scale renewable energy generation facility. Permitted land uses would include Light Industrial, Research and Development, Office, Retail, Commercial Recreation and Open Space. No housing is recommended.   The Planning Commission further recommended certification of the Final EIR as it pertains to their General Plan recommendation. The Planning Commission's Resolution may be viewed here.

Please visit the Baylands Planning Commission Hearings to view past workshops, hearings and deliberations meetings, and written correspondence. 

Parkside News: The City Council revisited the Parkside land use alternatives at their September 1st meeting. Check out the meeting video of their discussion and visit the Parkside Plan webpage for project updates!

In The Works


Planning Division:  Includes planning application form and fee schedule, planning application handouts, zoning and land use maps, outline of development projects and sites in the City, the General Plan, Planning Commission and Zoning Administrator information.

Building Division & Code Enforcement:  Includes general information on what type of work requires a permit, building permit handouts, a building permit fee estimator, a list of building codes used by the City and information on the code enforcement process.

The Baylands
Includes an outline with links to the various materials that have been prepared as part of the Baylands planning and EIR process.