1800 Francisco Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(*) Closed during lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Pacifica Planning and Economic Development Department provides for the orderly growth, development and redevelopment of the City through the application and implementation of the Pacifica General Plan, Local Coastal Land Use Plan, Pacifica Zoning Ordinance, building codes, Rockaway Beach Specific Plan, design guidelines, and related policies and procedures.
The department takes the lead in state mandated environmental review for all development applications. Planning department staff act as the liaison between applicants and other City departments and divisions, and provides technical assistance and guidance to the Pacifica Planning Commission and other City committees. Department staff also review sign applications, Home Occupation Permits and Business Licenses; perform building permit plan checks; conduct site inspections; undertake special projects and studies; and respond to a wide range of planning and development related inquiries. Through its building and code enforcement functions, the department reviews and issues building permits and helps to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
PLEASE NOTE! Effective immediately, and due to a reduction in staffing, we will temporarily be operating with limited Planning Counter Hours. To have questions answered by a City Planner, please call or come in during the following hours:
Monday and Tuesday 8:00am-12:30pm, and from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:30pm, and from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday 11:00am-12:30pm, and from 1:30pm-4:30pm
Lee Diaz - Acting Planning Director
Kathryn Farbstein - Assistant Planner
Christian Murdock - Assistant Planner
Liz Rider - Chief Building Official
Bea Schaufelberger - Permit Technician
Code Enforcement Officer
Tina Gibbs - Administrative Clerk
Quick List of Active Planning Projects
Sea Level Rise Response Letter
Zoning Code - Choose Title 9, then Chapter 4
Zoning / Planning: Handouts
Electronic Documents Available for Download:
Pacifica Design Guidelines
Pacifica State Beach General Plan
Local Coastal Land Use Plan
Palmetto Streetscape Plan
Commercial and Residential Development List
Rockaway Beach Design Manual
Rockaway Beach Specific Plan
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