Providing Vision and Direction
In the City of Barstow, the General Plan is the overarching guide in implementation of the Development Code, which defines development regulations and establishes zoning districts, throughout the City. The General Plan was revised in February 2015 and can be viewed here.

In addition, the City completed a comprehensive zoning ordinance to be compatible with the General Plan.  This was completed in July 2015 and is available here.

In 2016, the City in cooperation with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), completed the Specific Plan for the Route 66 Business Corridor and Downtown Business and Cultural District, that can be viewed here.  Currently, the City is updating the Housing Element of the General Plan.  The Planning Department is seeking public comment on this element.  Please direct all comments to Mike Massimini, City Planner in writing or via email at mmassimini@barstowca.org.  The second draft of the element can be viewed or downloaded here:

Part 1

Part 2

The Planning Commission held the first of two workshops on September 25, 2017.  A PowerPoint presentation was provide and is viewable below.  the second workshop will be scheduled soon.

 Workshop PowerPoint [PDF]

Ensuring Conformity and Compliance
Planning ensures proposed projects conform and comply with the City's development guidelines and the State's environmental and subdivision regulations. Ensuring compliance helps to preserve the environment and improve the quality of life within the City.

Planning works with other City divisions, such as Building and Safety, Fire, and Engineering, as well as other governmental agencies, to ensure new development has adequate infrastructure and services. Planning also provides zoning and land use process and regulation information to the general public, including:

Property and business owners

Developers

Architects

Engineers

Real estate agents