The Planning Division is comprised of two work units, Development Review and Planning Programs, which function as the City’s authority for:
- Creating regulatory programs, policies and ordinances
- Engaging with the public and stakeholders in overall community development in the city
- Implementing affordable housing and partnership CDBG/HOME projects
- Permitting development applications
Collectively, all Division staff work collaboratively with applicants, developers, neighbors and community partners to ensure a sustainable future for the City of Coalinga.
The City’s development review process ensures that future development proposals across the city are adequately reviewed for compliance with all applicable land use regulations, ensures any necessary environmental review is completed and facilitates proper notice and public hearings when required with the City’s Planning Commission.
Read about the benefits of the environmental review process that helps identify the environmental impact that might be associated with a project prior to decision making
A General Plan expresses the community’s goals for the future distribution and character of land uses and development, both public and private.
The housing element is one of seven required elements of the general plan. However, it has several unique requirements that set it apart from the other six elements. View the Coalinga Housing Element.
Design guidelines are intended to provide design guidance to applicants for projects requiring design review approval, such as new commercial or residential subdivisions, the guidelines should also be used for all new development where applicable.