Planning and Community Development
The Planning Department is an integral part of making the City of Del Mar a beautiful place to live, work and visit. The Department is committed to accomplishing this goal through current and advanced planning that directs and guides residential and commercial development and encourages land uses that are compatible, sustainable and most beneficial to the Community.
The Planning Department is responsible for a variety of services ranging from updating the City’s Community (General) Plan and Zoning standards, managing key programs and projects such as Affordable Housing, Coast Boulevard and the Camino del Mar Streetscape Plans and preparation of a new Parking Management Plan. The Department serves as the liaison to the City Council, Planning Commission, Design Review Board and various Ad Hoc committees.
The Planning staff assists the public through the permitting process; consults with and advises architects, engineers and homeowners; reviews all plans for compliance with code requirements; and makes periodic inspections during the course of construction.
We take pride in providing our customers with personal attention, accurate and consistent information, and creative, timely solutions to complex community development issues.
We will guide our customers through the Planning process in a manner that instills public trust and confidence.