Welcome to the Planning Division
The City of Redding's planning services are administered by an 8-member team of planners, technicians, and clerical staff. The Planning Division has primary responsibility for zoning and land use permits as well as long-range planning and local administration of State environmental review laws. These activities include the review and management of public and private development proposals, such as subdivisions, use permits, site development permits, variances, General Plan amendments, rezonings, and a variety of other minor zoning permits.
Environmental review responsibilities are principally defined by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which requires preparation of environmental impact determinations, environmental impact reports, and coordination with other local, State, and Federal agencies.
Another essential function for the Division is to provide the public with information and guidance concerning development, General Plan policies, zoning district regulations, permit procedures, floodplain boundaries, planning statistics, property information, growth trends, and other information relevant to land use and the orderly development of the community.
We welcome your comments and inquiries. See the information listed below to contact us by phone, fax, e-mail, or letter.
Current Planning Commissioners and contact information.
California Green Building Code (Calgreen) Details
Flood Safety and Preparedness
Traffic Impact Analysis Guidelines
Water-Efficient Landscape Ordinance and Forms
Downtown Redding Specific Plan
Downtown Parking Committee Report - 2007
Table of Contents and Introduction
Community Development and Design Element
Natural Resources Element
Health and Safety Element
Economic Development Element
Public Facilities and Services Element
Air Quality Element
General Plan Implementation and Glossary
Alex Kelter's "Every Step Counts", Healthy Community presentation (4MB PDF)
Tom DiGiovanni's "Markets & Mechanics", Healthy Community presentation (10MB PDF)
Dan Burden's "Walkable Communities", Healthy Community presentation
Part 1 (7MB PDF)
Part 2 (6MB PDF)
Part 3 (16MB PDF)
Part 4 (19MB PDF)
[Handouts & Forms Online]