Development Services

The Development Services Department is responsible for the administration and oversight of the following divisions and functions:

Building and Safety:  Regulation of construction and occupancy of all residential, commercial and industrial buildings in order to ensure life, fire and health safety.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program:  Capital improvement project and public service agency subrecipient award administration.
Economic Development:  Business attraction and retention, including expeditious development review facilitation, workforce development and tourism promotion.
Planning:  Long range planning; regional planning and coordination; environmental review of projects; development review, analysis, and compliance, historic preservation; and development code maintenance.
Successor Agency to the Former Redevelopment Agency:  Completing the affairs of the dissolved redevelopment agency.

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions for Planning and Building & Safety are answered here.
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

CDBG is a federally funded program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program allocates funds to eligible cities and counties throughout the nation to assist low and moderate-income households and neighborhoods.

Find out how Redlands is participating here.

Director of Development Services
Director  Brian Desatnik
  Director of Development Services
  City of Redlands
  35 Cajon St, Suite 20
  Redlands, CA 92373
  909-798-7555 - Planning
  909-335-4755 – Economic Development
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Downtown General Plan & Specific Plan No. 45 Amendment & Draft Environmental Impact Report

The purpose of the Downtown Redlands Specific Plan is to organize and analyze information regarding Downtown Redlands into a set of comprehensive goals, policies and standards that will guide the urban form, land use, and design of future development.

The report can be downloaded here.

Mills Act

The Mills Act is an economic incentive program in California for the restoration and preservation of qualified historic buildings by private property owners.

You can view more information and download an application here.

Orange Blossom Trail

The Orange Blossom Trail is a multi-use pedestrian/bicyclist trail extending from Wabash Ave & Colton Ave on the east through downtown and ending at San Bernardino Ave & Mountain View Ave. Many sections of the trail have been completed.

The design document can be downloaded here.

Redlands Crossing – Walmart Super Center

Redlands Crossing is a shopping center to be built on the southeast corner of San Bernardino Ave and Tennessee St. It will be anchored by a Walmart Super Center.

The following documents relating to Redlands Crossing are available:

Environmental Impact Report

City's Response to Public's Questions/Comments from July 18, 2012 City Council Meeting

Response to Comments Section on Draft EIR for Redlands Crossing

Mitigation Monitoring Reporting Program

Socio Economic Cost Benefit Study

Sign Code

The Development Services Department has the responsibility of reviewing and approving all proposed signs, banners, and search lights requests in the City of Redlands and both the Planning and Building and Safety Divisions have specific criteria and requirements that must be satisfied in order for a permit to be issued.

You can view the Sign Code requirements here.

Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency

In June 2011 the Governor signed new legislation which amended the Community Redevelopment Law (“CRL”) to immediately suspend most redevelopment agency activities and provided that on October 1, 2011, all redevelopment agencies were to be dissolved and that the affairs (disposal of assets) of the agencies would be transferred to successor agencies whose roles is to expeditiously wind down the affairs of the dissolved redevelopment agencies.

On November 1, 2011, the City Council approved a resolution electing to become a successor agency to the Redevelopment Agency.

More information about the Successor Agency can be found here.