The primary goal of the Planning Department is to implement orderly and compatible development which creates livable neighborhoods, supports economic development, and sustains a high quality of life for Wildomar residents. To achieve this the department is divided into five (5) key functional divisions:

Public Information, and Land Use/Zoning Services:
The Planning Department is dedicated to providing timely and accurate land use/zoning information to our residents, general public and development community via our zoning counter, as well as by phone and email.  Our public information counter is open Monday - Thursday (8 am to 12 pm) for you to come down to city hall for assistance.  You may also contact us anytime via email (see below) or phone.  The department's phone number for land use and zoning information is (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241.  You may also email the department at rkain@cityofwildomar.org.

Current Planning:
The current planning division 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(s) complies with the City's General Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances that require review by the Planning Commission and/or City Council.  For specific information on current planning projects and their status, you may download our current Cumulative Development Project Matrix (see below link). You may click on the link below (titled "City Approved Development Projects") to view previously Commission and Council approved development plans and exhibits.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA):
A major component of the development review process is preparation of the appropriate environmental documents (i.e., EIR's and/or MND's) for new development projects to ensure compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.  Each development project is assigned to one of our on-call CEQA consultants who works with the Planning Director to prepare and process these environmental documents in accordance with state CEQA regulations.  You may click on the link below (titled "City Adopted CEQA Documents") to view previously adopted/certified CEQA documents.  You may also click on the link below (titled "Environmental Documents Center") to review current environmental documents that are available for public review. For questions about current CEQA documents, contact Matthew Bassi, Planning Director at (951) 677-7751, Ext. 213 or email at mbassi@cityofwildomar.org

Long Range Planning Division:
The long range planning division is responsible for the administration and on-going 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.  The division is also responsible for preparing zoning and subdivision ordinance amendments to address City Council policy directives and State mandated regulations, such as the Housing Element.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program:
The CDBG program is administered by the Planning Department in direct coordination with the Riverside County Economic Development Agency (EDA).  This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Our annual CDBG funds vary in amount from year to year and are used for capital improvement projects within the City's "CDBG/Low-Mod" planning area, and for public services via our local non-profit 501(C)(3) public service organizations.  These organizations may apply each year for CDBG funding typically around the end of August.  CDBG allocations are then reviewed and approved by the City Council in October of each program year. In order to qualify, CDBG funded projects must satisfy one of three national program objectives as required by HUD.  These three areas are as follows:
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Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons;
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Prevent or eliminate slums and blight; or
   *  Meet other urgent community development needs due to natural disasters or other emergencies.
For questions about the CDBG program, please contact Matthew Bassi, Planning Director at (951) 677-7751, Ext. 213.

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

For information related to the Zoning Ordinance, please click here or on the “Municipal Code” icon found on the City's main webpage.

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

Planning Department Staff Contacts:​

Matthew C. Bassi Matthew C. Bassi
Planning Director
Phone: 951-677-7751, Ext. 213
Email: mbassi@cityofwildomar.org
Mark Teague, AICP
Asst. Planning Dir./CEQA Manager, PlaceWorks
Phone: (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241
Email: mteague@cityofwildomar.org

Robert Kain
Senior Planner, PlaceWorks
Phone: (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241
Email: rkain@cityofwildomar.org



Danielle Clendening
Assistant Planner, PlaceWorks
Phone: (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241
Email:
dclendening@cityofwildomar.org
Abdu Lachgar
Assistant Planner, Michael Baker
Phone: (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241
Email: alachgar@cityofwildomar.org

Planning Department CEQA Consultants:
Please contact Matthew Bassi, Planning Director for information regarding the city's CEQA consultants listed below.

Mark Teague, AICP
Associate Principal

PlaceWorks, Inc.
Phone: (619) 299-2700


Ross Geller, Principal

Applied Planning, Inc.
Phone: (909) 937-0333


Bob Stark, AICP
Michael Baker International
Phone: (858) 527-7829


Stephanie Standerfer, Vice President
Albert A. Webb Associates
Phone: (951) 686-1070

Deanna Hansen, Vice Pres.
ESA Associates, Inc.
Phone: (213) 599-4300

Joel Morse, President
T & B Planning
Phone: (714) 505-6360

Planning Department On-Call Landscape Architects:
Please contact Matthew Bassi, Planning Director for information regarding the city's Landscape consultants listed below.

Richard Krumwiede, President
Architerra Design Group, Inc.
Phone: (909) 484-2800

Fausto Reyes, President
LandArq, Inc.
Phone: (909) 259-9428

Planning Department Information/Document Links

Planning Commission Meetings

Planning Applications & Forms

Special Planning Documents

Meet the Commission

Planning Applications

RC/City of Wildomar General Plan

PC Agendas & Minutes

 

Wildomar Housing Element-Certified

Subscribe to Agenda Mailing List

Planning Department Maps-Exhibits

Wildomar Strategic Visioning Plan

 

Wildomar General Plan Land Use Map

Adopted Local CEQA Guidelines

Planning Director Meetings

Wildomar Zoning Map

Wildomar Residential Design Standards

DH Agendas & Minutes

Wildomar Aerial Map

Wildomar Commercial Design Standards

Subscribe to Agenda Mailing List

MSHCP Boundary Map

Water Efficient Landscape Manual

 

 

Wildomar Old Town Vision-Booklet

Environmental Documents Center

City Approved Development Projects

Wildomar Old Town Vision-Appendix

Environmental Documents

Development Projects

Wildomar DIF Impact Study

 

 

Cumulative Development Projects Matrix

City Adopted CEQA EIR's & MND's


           

EIR's & MND's