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.

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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 City Council will commence its review of the Baylands project and related EIR on Thursday, September 29, 2016.  The first meeting will be a workshop providing an overview of the Council’s review process, the project components, EIR, and Planning Commission recommendation. Additional information regarding the City Council review schedule will be forthcoming. 

Please visit the Baylands Hearing schedule to view past workshops, hearings and deliberations meetings. 

MIG presented three preliminary Parkside Plan concept alternatives at the June 2, 2016 City Council meeting. Go to the Parkside Plan webpage to check out the presentation and materials!

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.