Planning Division staff review discretionary land use and land development applications, ensuring that proposed projects comply with Petaluma’s long term vision and regulatory standards. We also make sure that all proposed development respects the City’s historic and cultural heritage, and/or contributes the City’s growing collection of public artwork. And we provide environmental review under the standards of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Planning discretionary entitlements can be categorized by level of review as follows:
Administrative Development Review - the Community Development Director or their designee is the decision-maker
Major Project Review - the Historic Cultural and Preservation Committee, Planning Commission, or City Council, or a combination of these review authorities, is the decision-maker
Use the icons below to learn more about our current administrative and major development projects under review, or visit our project pages at https://www.cityofpetaluma.org/planning-administrative-projects and https://cityofpetaluma.org/planning-major-developments/.