About Community Development

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contact:
David Dolphin, Deputy Director of Utilities
(626) 570-3230
111 South First Street
Building Division Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Plan Check Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Community Development Department is comprised of five (5) divisions: Building, Code Enforcement, Economic Development, Housing, and Planning. The Department's primary roles include overseeing the development and maintenance of the City's built environment; the creation of a vibrant and stable local business community; and the rehabilitation and creation of affordable housing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Building – ensure safe construction of buildings
  • Code Enforcement – address life safety issues that pose a threat to the health, safety and well-being of residents
  • Economic Development – promote access to economic opportunities
  • Housing – administer housing programs which includes First Time Homebuyer Program
  • Planning – administer and implement the City's planning and land use functions

What's the Status of the General Plan Update?

(Update as of March 19, 2018). You may have seen a notice in Around Alhambra indicating that the Draft General Plan Update and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would be available for public review beginning March 23, 2018. However, the City and its consultant continue to refine both documents, and they will not be completed by this date. A new notice indicating a revised date for public review will be issued once the documents are ready. We anticipate that this will occur in the next couple of months and apologize for any inconvenience that this delay has caused. If you have already signed up for email notifications, you will be emailed when the documents are available for review. If you have not signed up and wish to be notified please send an email to: generalplan@cityofalhambra.org. Please type “Request for Notification” in the subject line.

PROJECT SCHEDULE:

Interested in the anticipated timeline for the General Plan update process? Click here

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS: 

  • Eco Fair: Informational Booth (Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Alhambra Park)
  • Kick-Off and Introduction: Joint Meeting of the City Council/Commissions/Boards (Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Granada Park Gym)
  • Community meeting to Introduce the Project and Identify Issues (May 20, 2015, Civic Center Library-Reese Hall)
  • 710 Day Celebration: Informational Booth (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Valley/Fremont)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, June 28, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, July 19, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Community Meeting #2  (Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Alhambra Civic Center Library -Reese Hall)
  • Community Meeting #3 (Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Alhambra Civic Center Library- Reese Hall)

DOCUMENTS:

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?

If you have any comments or questions, or would like to receive an email to be notified of upcoming events, please send an email to generalplan@cityofalhambra.org.

e project created needed retail space (including a Denny's Restaurant), affordable housing for seniors, and the elimination of slum and blight. The project has provided the City with $20,000 per year in sales tax revenue and $44,344 in annual property tax revenue.

New Century BMW dealership: Many of the Main Street Auto Row dealerships were given financial incentives to locate and/or expand, leading to approximately $3.3 million annually in sales tax revenue to the City.

Howard Street Town homes Affordable Housing Project

Main Street - Northwest Corner of First & Main

 Permits, Licenses, & Applications

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More Information

Code Enforcement DivisionCode Enforcement Division

Compliance and correction of violations with the City's municipal codes

Housing DivisionHousing Division

First-time Homebuyer Assistance and Home Improvement Assistance Programs

Economic Development DivisionEconomic Development Division

Business Recruitment, Retention and Expansion

Building DivisionBuilding Division

Building and safety standards for design, construction, use and occupancy

Planning DivisionPlanning Division

Implementation of City's Zoning Ordinance and General Plan

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