Planning

Post

About the Planning Division

Welcome to the Planning Division webpage. Active participation and civic involvement with our community members helps us plan to make Redlands an even better place to live, work, and play! The primary responsibilities of the Planning Division can be generally described as two broad categories of activities: ”Current Planning” and “Long-Range Planning.”  We invite you to explore our webpage to learn more about us.

Post

Development and Entitlement Process

The Development & Entitlement Process page provides a brief overview of the steps needed for your project to be considered, from the time of initial submittal to a final decision.  Different types of Planning applications and permits will frequently need slightly different steps along the way, but a Planning Division staff member can explain the overall process and help you become more comfortable with moving forward with your project. Click ‘Read More’ on the line below to go to the Development & Entitlement Process page to learn more. 

Post

Environmental Documents

This page provides access to environmental review documents prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Current project environmental documents, including Notices of Intent and Initial Studies that are available for public review and comment at this time, are available from the Environmental Documents page.

Post

General Plan and Housing Element

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.

Post

Home Occupations

A Home Occupation Permit will enable you to conduct business from your home, as long as you meet the operating requirements in the Redlands Municipal Code. Any time you perform any work from your home, or use your home as the place of business, then you must obtain a Home Occupation Permit. This includes off-site business activities such as gardeners, painters, or consultants who work at a client’s residence.

Post

Mills Act Program
Historic Preservation Contract

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. 

Post

Measure U
Growth Management Initiative

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 previously codified in several sections of the Redlands Municipal Code. The full text of Measure U is provided below for complete information.