The Planning Department is divided into three key functional areas and divisions:

Public Information & Zoning Inquiries:
The Planning Department is responsible for providing timely and accurate zoning/planning information to the general public through our zoning counter at City Hall, as well as by phone and email.  The public information counter is open Monday - Thursday (8 am to 5 pm).  You can reach one of planners anytime via email (see listing below).  Our primary phone number is (951) 677-7751, Ext. 203 or 241. 

Current Planning:
Current Planning is responsible for managing the development review process, including review, analysis and processing of all "private development projects/applications."  It is our responsibility to ensure each development application complies with the City's General Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances that require review by the Planning Commission and/or City Council.  A major component of the development review process is preparation of the appropriate environmental documents (i.e., EIR's and/or MND's) to ensure compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.  Each project is assigned to one of our planners who takes the lead on processing a project from design to occupancy.  For specific information on current planning projects and their status, you may download our Cumulative Development Project Matrix (see below link).

Advanced Planning:
This division department is responsible for the administration and update of the City's General Plan and Specific Plans, including implementation of its goals, polices and action programs as directed by the City Council.  We are also responsible for preparing zoning and subdivision ordinance amendments to address City Council directives and State mandated regulations, such as the Housing Element.

Matthew C. Bassi

Matthew C. Bassi
Planning Director
Phone: 951-677-7751, Ext. 213

Question? Click here to ask the Planning Department a question.

For information related to the Zoning Ordinance, please click here or on the
“Municipal Code” link found on the left column of the city's main webpage.

Planning Counter Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Closed Fridays & Afternoons)

Planning Department Contacts:

Alfredo "G" Garcia
Associate Planner
Phone: (951) 677-7751, Ext. 203
Michael Paul
Assistant Planner, PlaceWorks
Phone: (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241
Mark Teague
Asst. Planning Dir./CEQA Manager, PlaceWorks
Phone: (619) 299-2700
Robert Kain
Senior Planner, PlaceWorks
Phone: (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241

Planning Department On-Call CEQA Consultants:
Mark Teague, Associate Principal
PlaceWorks, Inc.
Phone: (619) 299-2700
Ross Geller, Principal
Applied Planning, Inc.
Phone: (909) 937-0333
Matthew Fagan, Principal
Matthew Fagan Consulting Services
Phone: (951) 265-5428
Stephanie Standerfer, Vice President
Albert A. Webb Associates
Phone: (951) 686-1070
Deanna Hansen, Vice Pres.
ESA Associates
Phone: (213) 599-4300
Joel Morse, President
T & B Planning
Phone: (714) 505-6360

Planning Department On-Call Landscape Architects:
Fausto Reyes, Principal
LandArq, Inc., Landscape Architect
Phone: (951) 538-8001
Richard Krumwiede, Principal
Architerra Design Group, Landscape Architect
Phone: (909) 484-2800

Planning Director Hearings
Agenda's and Minutes

Planning Commission
Meet the Commission
Agendas and Minutes
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Planning Maps
General Plan Land Use Map
Zoning Map
City Aerial Map
City Boundary Map
Cumulative Development Projects Matrix

Adopted CEQA Documents (under construction) - The Planning Department will be uploading/posting approved CEQA documents in the next several weeks....keep an eye open.

Planning Applications/Forms
Planning Development Applications

Special Planning Documents
Wildomar Visioning Booklet 10-25-08
Wildomar Housing Element (Adopted 12/11/13)
Riverside County/Wildomar General Plan (32mb)
County General Plan Environmental Impact Report Volume I (22mb)
County General Plan Environmental Impact Report Volume II (28mb)
Adopted Local CEQA Guidelines Manual
Riverside County Design Standards & Guidelines
Wildomar Water Efficient Landscape Manual
Wildomar DIF Impact Study
Wildomar Old Town Vision Document
Wildomar Old Town Vision Document Appendix

CEQA/Environmental Documents Center
Current Environmental Documents