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Planning and Building
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Interim Director of Planning and Building
Lead Based Paint Resource Info.
Cultural Heritage Ordinance
Adopted Housing Element 2014-2021
The Planning & Building Department provides staff services to the Planning, Cultural Heritage Commissions and the Design Review Board. The planning staff administers land use and development regulations, processes land use permits, and does long range land use planning. In addition, the Department is responsible for the planning and development review of the built environment in South Pasadena.
The Planning and Building Department services the community in the following ways:
The building staff enforces construction standards to safeguard life, health, and property by issuing permits, reviewing building plans for code compliance, and performing construction inspections. The code enforcement staff works with property owners to develop and secure compliance with the municipal codes regarding property maintenance and operations.
General Plan and Zoning Code preparation and updates; Mission Street Specific Plan; building code and city municipal code enforcement; development permits; staff liaison to the City Council, Planning Commission, Cultural Heritage Commission and Design Review Boards; building permits and plan checks; building inspections and occupancy permits; abatement of dangerous buildings; administration of land use and development.
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