Deputy Director of Development Services
2535 Commerce Way
Ph: (323) 722-4805 ext. 2820
Fx: (323) 888 6537
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Planning Division assists the general public by providing information regarding zoning and development. The Planning Division reviews all residential, commercial, and industrial development proposals to ensure compliance with the Commerce Municipal Code
The division is responsible for regulating the type, scale and land use that may be established at a given location in the City. The division uses the City’s General Plan and Municipal Code to regulate land uses for compatibility with surrounding uses. The Commerce Municipal Code and the General Plan set forth polices and standards which provide a framework for managing the City’s physical and economic resources. Development standards are included for items such as density, height, yards and open space, parking and landscaping.
Besides administering the General Plan and Municipal Code, the division advises the Planning Commission and City Council on land use and development projects and policy. Staff coordinates public hearings for projects that require discretionary review (conditional use permit, variance, etc). Planning is also responsible for assisting the public at the Planning Counter in City Hall as well as assisting with the City’s permit process.