The Planning Division provides staff support to the City Council and Planning Commission formulating and administering plans, programs, design guidelines and legislation for guiding the city’s development in a manner consistent with the community’s social, economic and environmental goals.
In accordance with State Law, maintain a comprehensive and defensible General Plan which is adopted by city council and accurately reflects long and short-range community goals and environmental concerns relating to Land Use, Housing, Circulation, Safety, Open Space, Noise, Design, Economic Development and Conservation.
Administer and coordinate city, State and regional land use regulations and other legislation to ensure developments that are consistent with the city’s standards, policies and plans which enhance the quality and character of the community.
Provide Technical assistance to developers and citizens in a manner which facilitates their compliance with development standards and regulations with a minimum of inconvenience.
In 2019, the city updated the Land Use Element of the General Plan, which resulted in changes to allowed land uses and residential and commercial intensities.
The City updated the Housing and Safety Elements and created a new Environmental Justice element in 2022. The Housing Element was certified by the California State Department of Housing and Community Development in March of 2023.
Educate the community about sustainability issues and environmentally conscious practices.
- Landscaping Guide (PDF)
- Sustainability in Monterey Park (PDF)
- San Gabriel Valley i Regional Bicycle Master Plan (PDF)
- Climate Action Plan (PDF)
New Development Projects
Whitmore Villas 63-Unit Condominium Development
- Notice of Determination - Whitmore Villas
- Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigative Negative Declaration - 126 North New Avenue
- Whitmore Villas Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration - Vol I
- Whitmore Villas Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration - Vol II - Technical Appendices
Celadon Mixed-use Project - 114 E. Garvey Avenue
View photos of newly constructed or remodeled projects in the City in Featured Projects.
- Jessica Serrano, Director of Community Development
- (626) 307-1463
- Beth Chow, AICP, Senior Planner
- (626) 307-1318
- Ili Lobaco, Interim Senior Planner
- (626) 307-1331
- Kevin Tan, Assistant Planner
- (626) 307-1302
- Yesenia Hernandez, Planning Technician
- (626) 307-1304
- Elena Solorzano, Planning Intern
- (626) 307-1315