Neighborhood Planning & Community Development
The Neighborhood Planning and Community Development division provides community-based long-range planning and analysis regarding the physical development and appearance of the City; develops and implements the long-range planning work program; manages plan implementation; and advises other agencies on land use, design, demographics, and other planning issues.
In all of these tasks, outreach is a key element of the process. NPCD staff works with residents throughout the City on an ongoing basis to create Neighborhood Plans, building consensus on a vision for the future to ensure that Plans reflect community goals and expectations. Neighborhood Plans (which together make up the City's Master Plan) serve as the fundamental framework to guide Development Review and establish the quality and public benefits expected with new development.