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Questions 

In-Person: Feel free to visit our Planning Counter at City Hall, located on the southwest corner of Mission Boulevard and Garey Avenue, at 505 South Garey Avenue.  We are open Monday through Thursday and closed every Friday. Walk-in visitors without appointments are welcome between 830AM-11AM (unavailble currently ude to COVID-19), and appointments will be scheduled between 230PM-5PM. All visitors will be subject to our COVID-19 check-in procedures, including temperature checks and designated social distancing. You can schedule an appointment by calling the Main Line at 909-620-2191 or e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "Schedule a Planning Counter Appointment" 

 

By Phone: Feel free to call our Main Line for any general questions, at 909-620-2191. If you do not get a live response from one of our planners, we encourage you to leave a message or send us an e-mail. 

 

By E-mail: You can e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All Planning Counter staff will be notified and one of us will reply as soon as possible. 

 


 

Interactive Property Map

 

Our interactive property map allows you to search for a property by "address" (for example: "505 South Garey") or by  Los Angeles County Assessor's Parcel No. (also known as an "APN" or "AIN"). Once found, you can click on the property to learn more about zoning, land use, and any other applicable regulations. To move beyond the map and into the actual regulations for your property, see Pomona Zoning Ordinance and Specific Plan Regulations. To learn more about the policies guiding your property into the future, see Pomona General Plan and Policy Documents.

Click here for Interactive Property Map  

 


 

Pomona Zoning Ordinance and Specific Plan Regulations

 

The regulations for each property (or "parcel") in Pomona are known as "zoning." Zoning regulations are found in two places: the Pomona Zoning Ordinance, or in "Specific Plans" for certain areas of the City. Links to all regulations can be found below. 

Pomona Zoning Ordinance (this will take you to a third-party site called "Municode" that maintains all of our PZO regulations) 

Corridors Specific Plan (updated June 18, 2020) 

Downtown Pomona Specific Plan (updated June 1, 2020)

Kellogg Plaza Specific Area Plan (and Design Guidelines)

Mission 71 Business Park Specific Plan

Mountain Meadows Specific Plan (updated June 1, 2020)

Phillips Ranch Specific Plan (and 2016 Amendment to Wal-Mart Shopping Center area)

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Specific Plan

 


 

Pomona Subdivision Ordinance 

 

There are special regulations that guide how a property or parcel can be "subdivided" into smaller portions, either to create new parcels or to establish condominium units for sale (also known as dividing "airspace"). These regulations are found in Chapter 29 of our Pomona City Code, linked below. 

Click here for Pomona's Subdivision Ordinance

 


 

Pomona General Plan and Policy Documents 

 

The City's guiding policy for growth is the 2014 General Plan. This document contains chapters that address population growth, economic development, historic preservation, communtiy design, noise, safety, utilities, conservation, land use, and more. There is also a special chapter on housing that is updated more frequently to comply with State law (known as the "Housing Element"). In addition to the General Plan, the City has other companion documents, such as an Active Transportation Plan and Green Plan. Links to all policy documents are below. 

2014 Pomona General Plan

Housing Element (Fifth Cycle, 2013-2021) 

Active Transportation Plan 

Green Plan 

 


 

Commission Meetings

 

Due to COVID-19, all Commission meetings are being held virtually through "Zoom," a free video chat service. Each Agenda will include a special hyperlink and instructions on how to access and participate in the meeting. We are using a "Webinar" format, which allows individuals to participate by using the "Raise Hand" or "Q/A" feature. For questions, please give us a call or e-mail us at the information provided above. Use the link below to find the upcoming and past agendas and minutes for Commission meetings. 

Link to Commission agendas, minutes, and other documents

 


 

Recent Director-Level Decisions 

 

The Development Services has the authority to make Director-Level decisions for matters that come up within the Downtown Pomona Specific Plan. The process used to make this decision is called "Substantial Conformance," and requires "findings of fact" to be made, and is subject to a 15 calendar day appeal period. You can learn more about this process by reviewing Chapter 1.7 of the Downtown Pomona Specifc Plan (page 14). Any such recent decisions will be posted below. We encourage you to click the link to review the decision and contact the Planner listed for any questions, or to request an appeal. 

 

(If you're looking for decisions regarding Historic Preservation, please see the dedicated Historic Preservation Page). 

 


 

Environmental Review 

 

Certain "discretionary" "projects" must comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, most commonly referred to as "CEQA." "Discretionary" means that the development project requires some form of judgment and decision by a hearing body, such as a Development Services Director, Planning Commission, or City Council. "Project" is defined by CEQA state law as "an activity that (1) is a discretionary action by a governmental agency and (2) will either have a direct or reasonably forseeable indirect impact on the environment." (Pub. Res. Code, § 21065).

The Planning Division is responsible for conducting these environmental reviews, typically in consultation with a pre-qualified list of CEQA experts. The environmental review can vary depending on the complexity of the project. Generally, a project undergoes an "initial study," after which point, depending on the potential for environmental impacts, a "negative declaration," "mitigated negative declaration," or "environmental impact report" is prepared. In cases where a project qualifies for an exemption from CEQA, a "notice of exemption" is prepared and included for consideration as part of the discretionary action. 

 

Recent  Decisions on Environmental Reviews

The following recent decisions on environmental reviews is being provided in compliance with paragraph 6 of Executive Order N-80-20 and paragraph 8 of Executive Order N-54-20, in lieu of posting such notices with the Los Angeles County Clerk's office during COVID-19. 

 

1144 W. Eleventh St. 

Case File: Major Certificate of Appropriateness (MAJCOA-014719-2020)

Date of Publication: 1/13/2021

Project Address: 1144 W. Eleventh St.

Project Approval: The application for the above-referenced matter was considered by the Historic Preservation Commission at a public hearing on January 6, 2021. Based upon the testimony and evidence presented, the Historic Preservation Commission approved Major Certificate of Appropriateness (MAJCOA-014719-2020), subject to conditions.

Project Description: A request to allow for the demolition of pre-1945 structures on a property located at 1144 W. Eleventh St.

Environmental Determination: Pursuant to the Guidelines for Implementation of the Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the proposed project meets the criteria for a Class 1, Section 15301 Categorical Exemption in that the project involves the demolition and removal of a single-family residence.

Documents: Notice of Exemption (Click here to download)

State Clearninghouse: SCH Number 2021010115

 

861 W. Orange Grove Ave.

Case File: Major Certificate of Appropriateness (MAJCOA 14807-2020)

Date of Publication: 1/13/2021

Project Address: 861 W. Orange Grove Ave.

Project Approval: The application for the above-referenced matter was considered by the Historic Preservation Commission at a public hearing on January 6, 2021. Based upon the testimony and evidence presented, the Historic Preservation Commission approved Major Certificate of Appropriateness (MAJCOA 14807-2020), subject to conditions.

Project Description: A request to allow for the demolition of pre-1945 structures on a property located at 861 W. Orange Grove Ave.

Environmental Determination: Pursuant to the Guidelines for Implementation of the Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the proposed project meets the criteria for a Class 1, Section 15301 Categorical Exemption in that the project involves the demolition and removal of a single-family residence and ancillary residence.

Documents: Notice of Exemption (Click here to download)

State Clearninghouse: SCH Number 2021010073

 

675 E. Mission Blvd. 

Case File: Development Plan Review (DDPR 2018-2015), Tentative Tract Map No. 70570 (TTM 10327-2018), General Plan Conformity (GPC 7899-2017) 

Date of Publication: 12/14/2020

Project Address: 675 E. Mission Blvd.

Project Approval: The application for the above-referenced matter was considered by the Planning Commission at a public hearing on December 9, 2020. Based upon the testimony and evidence presented, the Planning Commission approved Development Plan Review (DPR 2018-2015), Tentative Tract Map No. 70570 (TTM 10327-2018), General Plan Conformance (GPC 7899-2017), subject to conditions.

Project Description: A request to develop a 1.46 acre site with a three-story, 36 unit residential development, including seven (7) units reserved for moderate income households, as well as associated on-site and off-site improvements. The request also includes a request for Tentative Tract Map for condominium purposes and General Plan Conformity for an alley vacation. The property is located in the Midtown segment of the Pomona Corridors Specific Plan.

Environmental Determination: In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines, staff has determined that the proposed project meets the criteria for a Class 32 Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15332, (In-Fill Development Projects) of CEQA. The proposed project is consistent with the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance; the proposed project site is less than five (5) acres; the project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species; the proposed project will not have any significant effects upon the environment; and the site can adequately be served by all required utilities and public services. Therefore, no further environmental review is required.

Documents: Notice of Exemption, Categorical Exemption Report (Click here to download)

State Clearninghouse: SCH Number 2020120240

 

1442 Murchison Ave. 

 Case File: Conditional Use Permit (CUP 13195-2019), Tentative Tract Map No. 82975  (TRACTMAP 13200-2019), and Major Oak Tree Permit (MAJOTP 13199-2019)

Date of Publication: 12/15/2020

Project Address: 1442 Murchison Ave.

Project Approval: The application for the above-referenced matter was considered by the Planning Commission at a public hearing on December 9, 2020. Based upon the testimony and evidence presented, the Planning Commission approved Conditional Use Permit (CUP 13195-2019), Tentative Tract Map No. 82975  (TRACTMAP 13200-2019), and Major Oak Tree Permit (MAJOTP 13199-2019), subject to conditions.

Project Description: A request to develop a +/-7.70 acre site that is currently vacant with 152, three-story, attached townhomes and garages as well as associated on-site and off-site improvements including, utilities, private streets, common and private open space, and community swimming pool. The request will require approval of a Conditional Use Permit, Tentative Tract Map, and Major Oak Tree Permit. The property is located in the C-4 Highway Commercial District.

Environmental Determination: In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines, staff has determined that the proposed project meets the criteria for an exemption under Section 15183 (Projects Consistent with a Community Plan, General Plan or Zoning) of CEQA. The proposed project is consistent with the City's General Plan; the proposed project will not result in any peculiar impacts that were not identified as a significant impact under the 2014 General Plan Update EIR (GPU EIR); the project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species; the proposed project will not have any significant effects upon the  environment that were not identified as significant in the GPU EIR; the proposed project will not result in a potentially significant offsite impact or cumulative impact not discussed in the GPU EIR; the proposed project will not result in a more severe impact due to substantial new information that was not known at the time the GPU EIR; and the site can adequately be served by all required utilities and public services. Therefore, no further action is required and a Notice of Determination (Section 15094) will be filed indicating that the project is eligible for an exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15183.

Documents: Notice of Determination, General Plan Conformance Review (Click here to download)

State Clearinghouse: SCH Number 2020120257

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