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 the Community Development Director serves as the Zoning Administrator.

Latest News

The City-initiated planning process for the Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan is underway. MIG Consultants has been selected to prepare the plan. The Precise Plan is intended to enable the community to explore its vision for the long term future of the Brisbane’s gateway near Bayshore and Old County Road. Community engagement will be critical in defining the City’s vision for this area, and extensive opportunities for community dialogue will be provided in the upcoming months. Click here for more information.

The Baylands Final EIR has been published and is now available for public review.  Public workshops and hearings on the proposed Brisbane Baylands Specific Plan, related project components, and the Baylands Final EIR by the Planning Commission have started.  The second Public Hearing is scheduled for October 8, 2015.

The Baylands survey was mailed to all registered voters on August 25th with a response deadline of September 12th.  The City’s survey consultants are tabulating the results which are expected to be released in October.

The Community Development Department has amended the City’s Circulation Element to incorporate provisions for complete streets that are consistent with the California Complete Streets Act of 2008.  The purpose is to ensure that the City’s transportation network accommodates all modes of transportation, including motor vehicles, transit, bicyclists and pedestrians.  The Planning Commission has received recommendations from the Complete Streets Committee and has put forth the amended Circulation Element as a whole to City Council, which approved it at the council meeting on September 17, 2015 and a copy will be forwarded to the State.

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.