The goal and purpose of this page are to compile information related to housing projects to facilitate permit streamlining review and approval.
The City of Richmond staff are determined to improve the housing conditions of our citizens and are here to help. To define a housing project's feasibility and begin the entitlement process, please get in touch with our Planning Division.
Below are the most frequently needed planning forms and handouts related to the housing projects:
Post entitlement phase – obtaining a building permit.
Once the project receives the entitlement from the Planning Division, the next step of the project realization is obtaining a building permit which will authorize the builder to begin construction. Please note that planning approval or project entitlement does not authorize construction or demolition activities until a building permit is issued. In this phase, the project must demonstrate that the project will comply with the building standards applicable at the time of permit application submittal. CBC 1.1.9, 105.1, and 107.2. Please note that by definition, those are the minimum safety standards that the building must achieve to be deemed safe for human occupancy. CBC 101.3.
Below are the most frequently needed building forms and handouts related to the housing projects: