The Planning Division is responsible for enforcing the City's development standards as identified in the Zoning Ordinance to ensure that all existing and future development is consistent with the City's General Plan, which identifies the City's long-range plans.

 As new development is proposed, the Planning Division coordinates the review of land use entitlement applications such as Development Plan Reviews, Conditional Use Permits, Variances, Tentative Tract and Parcel Maps, etc. with all applicable City departments/divisions and outside agencies. The Planning Division also ensures that the planning process complies with all State and Federal environmental review requirements and provides general zoning information to the public. Planning Staff serves as the secretary to the Planning Commission.

Public Hearings

Public Hearing and Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Residential Infill Priority Area Overlay Zone (RIPAOZ) (PDF) to be heard at a Special Planning Commission Meeting on August 28, 2023 at 6pm at the Norton Younglove Senior Center.  

Environmental Notices Required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Notice of Preparation: 

Notice of Time Extension (PDF) for public comment and review period for the Revised Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Oak Valley North Project has been extended to September 8, 2023.

Calimesa's Revised Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Oak Valley North Project (PDF) public review and comment period begin July 14, 2023, and will close August 14, 2023. 

Forms & Documents

Planning now has applications, forms, and maps (including the City's Zoning and Land Use Map (PDF) and Development Impact Fees (PDF) available through our website. Please visit the Documents and Forms Center to access these documents.

Development Projects 

Heritage Oaks

JP Ranch 

Mesa Verde

Oak Valley North

Reidman Subdivision

Summerwind Ranch at Oak Valley

Environmental Documents for Capital Improvement Projects

City of Calimesa Housing Element Update August 3, 2023