A Division of Community Development

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.


Four major residential subdivisions were approved before the economic turn in 2007 that will add thousands of homes to the City in the future:  Summerwind Ranch, Mesa Verde Estates, Heritage Oaks, and JP Ranch.

Planning now has applications, forms, and maps (including the City's zoning and land use map and Development Impact Fees) available through our website. Please visit the Documents and Forms Center to access these documents.


Kelly Lucia, Planning Technician


908 Park Avenue

Calimesa, California 92320

Phone: 909.795.9801, ext. 237

Fax:  909.795.6187




Monday thru Thursday:  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.










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