Community Development

Community Development focuses on the built environment and economic opportunities for businesses and residents through development review, plan check, building inspections, code enforcement, City real estate transactions, economic sustainability, supporting business districts, managing leasing and licensing of City property, operating the Santa Monica Farmers' Markets, managing the Santa Monica Beach and Pier, and administering the wind-down of the former Redevelopment Agency. We facilitate new investment and encourage economic activity consistent with the City’s adopted land use policies. The Department ensures that development projects comply with applicable standards, project design reflects the City’s aesthetic character, and historic resources are protected.

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