201 E. La Habra Blvd.
Michael Haack, Director
The Planning Division provides information regarding the City's zoning and land use regulations and development standards. The Planning Division coordinates with other City departments in the review of new development projects for regulatory compliance. The Division also analyzes projects and prepares and presents reports to the Planning Commission for its bi-monthly meetings. Other responsibilities include the creation and updating of maps for the public and all City departments including address and street maps, zoning maps and general plan maps. It is the Department’s mission to provide this assistance in a highly professional and customer service oriented manner.
Staff Contact Information
Roy Ramsland, Planning Manager
Chris Schaefer, Senior Planner
David Lopez, Assistant Planner
Telephone: (562) 905-9724 Fax: (562) 905-9643
The City of La Habra prepares maps on specific topics which are then made available to the public.Continue reading
People throughout history have used planning as a means to prepare for the future. State law requires every city and county to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of that jurisdiction. The general plan has been referred to as the "constitution" of development, or "blue-print" of the future. It expresses community development goals and embodies public policy designed to serve as the foundation upon which all land use decisions are based.Continue reading
An official land use zoning ordinance for the City has been adopted and established to serve the public health, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare, and to provide the economic and social advantages resulting from an orderly planned use of land resources, and to encourage, guide and provide a definite plan for the future growth and development of the City. The following zones have been established within the City of La Habra:Continue reading
Four Specific Plans currently exist in La Habra. A Specific Plan contains separate development standards that relate to the character of that particular area. Specific Plans are approved by the Planning Commission and the City Council. A description of each of the four Specific Plans is contained here.Continue reading