We are unable to provide walk-in services at the One Stop
Permit Center (Suite 15-A) and the Development
Services Department lobby (Suite 20) at this time, and the
lobbies are closed to the public.
PLEASE NOTE: All Planning Division functions and services remain
available during regular business hours. Please use the
Contact Us page to call or send an email during regular
business hours. For information about how to submit a Planning
application, click on Application Forms (at right).
Current Planning involves the review of various types of land use
applications to ensure that future development will maintain a
safe and high-quality built environment for the City’s residents,
visitors, and employees of the many businesses in town. Current
Planning duties typically include the following:
Review a variety of applications for proposed
development or land uses
Work with the Planning Commission to conduct public meetings
Implement the 2035 General Plan and the City’s Zoning Code
Implement Specific Plans and Community Plans
Implement the city’s Architectural Design Guidelines
Conduct environmental review per the California
Environmental Quality Act
Provide public notices and consider any public input on
Provide staff support for the Development Review
Committee, Minor Exception Permit Committee, and Planning
Work with a variety of consultants on Planning-related
Long Range Planning
Long Range Planning (or Advance Planning) involves the creation
or updating of policies and plans intended to guide
the City’s growth and development in the future.
These policy documents are ultimately adopted by the City
Council to guide the city’s long-term growth and sustainable
management of resources. These are the policies and
standards utilized by Planning staff to evaluate development
applications for consistency with the community’s vision for
future growth. Long-Range Planning responsibilities include:
Monitor implementation of the 2035 General Plan and the
Maintain information about the City’s population and
Prepare or amend Specific Plans for defined geographical
areas of the City
Prepare updates to the Zoning Code or development
Review requests for General Plan Amendments or Zone Changes
Represent the City of Redlands in regional planning
activities (e.g., San Bernardino County Transportation Authority,
Southern California Association of Governments, etc.)
Prepare new or updated development standards to comply with
State law or other contemporary changes
Provide staff support to the Historic & Scenic Preservation
Commission and Planning Commission
Process requests for historic designation of local properties
Review applications for Mills Act contracts for historic
Prepare grant applications for State or Federal funding
opportunities in support of Planning activities
Work with a variety of consultants on matters related to
Planning and Historic Preservation
This page provides information about how to apply for approval
of a temporary outdoor dining area (for existing food
service establishments) that have occupancy limits due to
current Covid-19 guidelines. The no fee application and
instructions are provided in the following link.
This page provides access to environmental review documents,
including current project documents (such as Notices of
Intent and Initial Studies) that are available for public review
and comment at this time.
The City’s new 2035 General Plan is a policy document, or
“blueprint” for future development, adopted by the City
Council to guide future growth in Redlands.
The award-winning 2035 General Plan is organized around
Themes (or chapters), which include policies and actions to
guide future development.
Measure U was an initiative approved by the voters of Redlands in 1997 to enact several principles of managed development within the City of Redlands. The principles in Measure U have been incorporated throughout the new 2035 General Plan, as well as several sections of the Redlands Municipal Code.
The City of Redlands currently invites applications from property
owners to participate in the city’s Mills Act program, designed
to encourage the preservation of historic properties in Redlands.
The Mills Act Program is an economic incentive program statewide
in California for the restoration and preservation of qualified
historic buildings by private property owners.