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Welcome to the Planning Division
The Planning Division works with the community to guide Victorville’s growth, striking a balance between the needs of today with the goals for the future. The department oversees current and long-range advance planning activities by ensuring high quality development and establishing business friendly practices to encourage and facilitate orderly development that balances the needs of residents and businesses. The department serves as support staff to the Planning Commission, which conducts monthly public meetings to review new development proposals and updates to the City’s General Plan and Development Code.
In 2017, the department started administering the City’s annual federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funds through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) for local community development, housing activities and public services. The primary intent of these funds is to provide decent housing and suitable living environments for persons of low and moderate incomes.
In response to the growing homelessness challenge, the City established a Homelessness Solutions Task Force (HSTF) in 2019 that meets monthly to identify and address local homelessness issues through collaboration with various stakeholders. In addition to serving as support staff to the HSTF, the department is tasked with actively leading the implementation of the City’s Homelessness Solutions Strategic Action Plan, with undertakings such as enhancing shelter operations and coordinating with service providers to achieve responsive outreach efforts.
If you are considering developing property, establishing a business, adding on to an existing building, seeking federal housing grant assistance, or have general questions regarding the use, zoning, or regulations of property, the Planning Division is the first point of contact and we are here to help you.
Contact: (760) 955-5135