Boards & Commissions

Carmel-by-the-Sea Department of Community Planning and Building

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission (PC) consists of five citizen members appointed by the City Council and is the designated planning agency of the City.   The PC generally meets the second Wednesday of each month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. The PC’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain a General Plan;
  • Develop specific and master plans as necessary;
  • To act on design review applications; 
  • To act on land use permits including conditional use permits, variances, lot line adjustments, subdivisions, rezones and land use code amendments;
  • To review environmental documents.

For more information, contact the Department of Community Planning and Building (831-620-2010.)

Historic Resources Board

The Historic Resources Board (HRB) consists of five citizen members appointed by the City Council. The HRB generally meets the third Monday of each month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. The HRB’s primary responsibilities include:

  • To administer the City’s Historic Preservation Program;
  • To review projects involving historic properties and determine consistency with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.;
  • To review appeals of historic designations;
  • To advise the Planning Commission and City Council on updates to the Historic Context Statement.
     

For more information, contact the Department of Community Planning and Building (831-620-2010).