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

MIG's presentation of the preliminary Parkside Plan concept alternatives has been rescheduled to the June 2, 2016 City Council meeting. Stay tuned to the Parkside Plan webpage for project updates!
The next regular Planning Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday May 26th at 7:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.

The Planning Commission deliberations on the Brisbane Baylands continued on May 18th. The next meeting continues on Thursday June 9th at 7:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  Please visit the Baylands Hearing schedule to view past workshops, hearings and deliberations meetings. 
The City has hired an independent consultant (Keyser Marston Associates) to evaluate some of the fiscal/economic issues associated with potential future development of the Baylands. Specifically they have analyzed the potential fiscal impacts of some development scenarios on the City of Brisbane’s General Fund, and looked at broader economic feasibility considerations pertaining to future development.  Please visit the Fiscal and Economic Information page to review the reports. Keyser Marston made a presentation to the Planning Commission on Thursday, April 14th.

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.  The Baylands Final EIR has also been published and is available for review, as well as the Baylands survey results which was mailed to all registered voters in the Fall of 2015.