Community Development Department

Happy Holidays!

City offices will close at end of business on Friday, December 22, 2023, through Monday, January 1, 2024. City offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 2,2024.

The mission of the Community Development Department is to foster the community toward the sustainable, equitable, smart growth, transit-oriented community envisioned in the City's General Plan. Department activities include providing professional assistance to developers, contractors, businesses, and homeowners; preserving open space; building high-quality strategic urban residential and commercial development; and maintaining and increasing the range of housing alternatives. 

All Planning Boards and Commissions are now in person. Please visit Boards and Commissions page for more information.

  1. Community Development Workshop on Proposed Residential Rental Inspection Program Changes

    Community Development Workshop on Proposed Residential Rental Inspection Program Changes/Taller Sobre los Cambios Propuestos en el Programa de Inspección de Alquileres Read on...
  2. Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Workshop

    Join us on February 28th to learn about building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your property! Share feedback on our upcoming pre-approved ADU plans, which will be made available free to Richmond residents. Read on...
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