Planning Resources

Current Development Tracking List

Find a Property's Zoning District

Check a Property's Land Use Regulations and Development Standards

Make an Appointment to Submit a Planning Application

Submit a 311 to City Planning

Adopted Plans

6th Cycle Housing Element, 2021- 2029

Bergamot Area Plan 

Civic Center Specific Plan

Conservation Element

Downtown Community Plan

Historic Preservation Element

Land Use and Circulation Element

Local Coastal Program, Land Use Plan, 1992

Local Coastal Program, Land Use Plan, 2018

Open Space Element

Noise Element

Safety Element (Update in Progress)

Zoning Ordinance

Plans and Projects in Progress

2601 Lincoln Boulevard

Adaptive Reuse Ordinance

Adult Use Cannabis

Local Coastal Program, Implementation Plan (upcoming work product)

Safety Element Update

Future of Santa Monica Airport

Objective Design Standards


Outdoor Commercial Uses on Private Property - Admin. Regulations

Outdoor Commercial Uses on Private Property - Manual

Outdoor Dining and Seating on Sidewalks (Public Right of Way)


Development Requirements and Guidelines

Accessory Dwelling Unit Handbook and Guides (coming soon)

Affordable Housing Production Program Guide

Compounding Effects of the City's Affordable Housing Production Program and State Density Bonus Law

Density Bonus Guide

Mobility Requirements

Required Parking Handout

R1 Stepback Guide

Streamlined Entitlement Process for Housing Projects Guide

Special Programs to Incentivize Housing

Public Resources

Builder's Remedy Projects

Civic Auditorium (Archived Information)

Environmental Review

Historic Preservation Program

Housing Progress Dashboard

Status of Development Projects

Southern California Edison Service Application

Boards and Commissions

Architectural Review Board (ARB)

City Council

Landmarks Commission

Planning Commission

Zoning Administrator

Applications and Fees


Application Fees (FY 2023 - 2024)

Development Impact Fees (FY 2023 - 2024)