The Planning Department is responsible for reviewing project proposals for compliance with the General Plan, Zoning Code, and the Local Coastal Program. Planning Department Staff provides reports and analyses on all projects for which discretionary approval is required to the Planning Commission.
Planning Division hours: 8:00 AM TO 10:00 AM Monday through Thursday, or by appointment only after these counter hours. CURRENTLY, DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, CITY HALL IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY; ANY VISITORS TO CITY HALL MUST EMAIL CDPW@PVESTATES.ORG TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
Please contact the Planning Department at (310) 378-0383 with any questions on proposed new single family residences, additions and remodeling which may trigger neighborhood compatibility, grading, variance, miscellaneous, or coastal development review. Structures within set-back areas often need approval as well.
Preliminary approval by the Palos Verdes Homes Association is also required for most projects.
This helpful Guidelines for Building & Remodeling is available at City Hall or the PVHA.
For further in-depth information on maximum floor area, allowable building coverage, total lot coverage, building height and many other residential zoning requirements, please see the Handouts/Applications/Forms link.
The Planning Commission reviews and makes decisions on most construction projects, zoning changes, grading and neighborhood compatibility applications, utility projects and right-of-way encroachments in the City. The Planning Commission meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall.
Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
- DRAFT Wireless Communications Facilities Ordinance
- Planning Commission meeting of 1-25-17 - Draft Wireless Communications Facilities Ordinance PowerPoint
- BBK Local Control of Wireless Facilities Presentation 4-9-19
(Updated Discussion at 4-9-19 CC Meeting - 1:15:00)
Butcher Solana Project
Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update/Revision - May 2015
Adopted by the City Council May 26, 2015