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Welcome to the Planning Department

Riverside County, like a quilt, is a composite of differing lifestyles connected together through common strands. The County's General Plan is designed  to ensure that the quilt retains its core identity by guiding future growth that respects the diversity of the region, shapes, and configures development in  relation to the land it occupies and ensures that its various parts relate to its whole.
It is the goal of the Planning Department to provide timely, responsive, and helpful service to all members of the public and promote innovative  development that effectively accommodates a balance of housing, employment, and service opportunities.
  DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
 
CANNABIS ORDINANCE UPDATE
 

The County is proposing to amend portions of Article XIXh – Commercial Cannabis Activities, within Ordinance No. 348 (Land Use Ordinance). The changes are a result of two separate Board of Supervisor initiations, compliance with State law, and industry best practices.

Project Description: Change of Zone No. 2100128 is an amendment to the County’s Land Use Ordinance, Ordinance No. 348, to amend Article XIXh Commercial Cannabis Activities, to update certain provisions related to development standards, operating requirements, enforcement, and revocation. This amendment also proposes to allow for cannabis retailers in the Mixed Use Zone, change from a Variance requirement to a Setback Adjustment, when a cannabis facility proposes to locate closer than 1,000ft to a potentially impacted use, and merge Board of Supervisors existing Policy F7 – Cannabis Retailers within a Commercial Retail Corridor, into Ordinance No. 348, then rescinding Policy F7

Hearing Date: This amendment is being scheduled for the Wednesday, February 1st Planning Commission

Comments: Comments may be sent to Planning@rivco.org

Proposed Changes: Redline / Strikeout Cannabis Ordinance

*NOTE: The beginning of this Ordinance document includes two residential accessory structure changes as well, as part of an Ordinance clean-up.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS - SHORT TERM RENTALS
 
October 3, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
In Idyllwild, Pine Cove, and Mountain Center Communities - click here for Information flyer

Click here for the meeting presentation

October 4, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
In Wine Country Community Plan Area - click here for the Information flyer

Click here for the meeting presentation

Information Flyers

SHORT TERM RENTALS ORDINANCE NO. 927.1

Short Term Rental Ordinance (Final)

NEW TOOL AVAILBLE TO SEE NEW SUPERVISORIAL BOUNDARIES!

The County of Riverside has created a tool that shows the 2011 and new 2021 Supervisorial Boundaries in a single map. Click HERE to view.

HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE!

The comment period is open from June 29, 2022 to August 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., PST

Draft Document: Revised 6th Cycle Housing Element (HE) with Appendices 

Annual Progress Reports for the County of Riverside are available in PDF format at the following link: 2021 APR (PDF Document)

CEQA Environmental Noticing

                                                                         
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