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Community Development


Larry Stevens, Assistant City Manager

The Community Development Department's program objectives are to develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive land use plan, land development code, enforce the City's Building Codes and Municipal Codes, to ensure an accessible community. The Department is responsible for implementing City Council policies related to planning and managing the City's growth, matching development with service demands, and ensuring that new development is attractive, durable, and designed and constructed in a way which protects public health and safety.

The department strives to provide customers with personal attention, accurate information, and timely solutions in a manner that instills public trust and confidence while exceeding service expectations. Through proactive enforcement of preservation and development codes, we strive to maintain the highest quality of life for residents, the business community and visitors.

The Community Development Department is responsible for long range planning; regional planning and coordination; environmental review of projects; development review, analysis, and compliance, historic preservation; economic development; and planning and implementing programs to enhance and maintain open space.

In addition, the Housing Section is part of the Community Development Department.  The City of San Dimas is committed to providing quality housing programs that enhance and strengthen our community. Our mission is to address the needs of low and moderate-income residents, improve and expand the City's housing stock, and encourage the physical and economic revitalization of the City's neighborhoods. The City strives to form effective partnerships to maximize social and economic opportunities to serve the citizens of San Dimas.

Additional Resources


CicLAvia - "Heart of the Foothills"

Town Core Development & Design Guidelines - The Development and Design Guidelines act as a guide to the architectural rehabilitation of the downtown.

Zoning Map - The Zoning Map and Land Use Map embody the community's goal for land use regulation, which helps preserve the quality of life of San Dimas. The Zoning Map and Land Use Map designate districts in the City where certain land uses are permitted.

Land Use - The Land Use Map designates districts in the City where certain land uses are permitted.

City Trails Map - The city offers a variety of recreational opportunities through a network of bike, equestrian, and multi-use trails.

City of San Dimas Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy - The City engaged in the process of developing an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy and is intended to guide on-going City action to save energy and reduce emissions.

San Dimas City-wide Greenhouse Gas Inventory - The City perfomed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory to provide information on the activities that cause emissions as well as background on the methods used to make the calculations. The City will use the inventory to track emissions, develop strategies and policies and assess our progress.

For More Information

Please contact us if you have any questions about Community Development.

San Dimas City Hall
Community Development
245 East Bonita Avenue
San Dimas, California 91773

Phone: (909) 394-6280
FAX: (909) 394-6209
Email Community Development

Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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