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Planning

Noah Housh
Planning & Community Improvement Director
(707) 967-2792
Aaron Hecock, AICP
Senior Planner
(707) 967-2792
Xinia Gamero
Administrative Assistant
(707) 967-2792

The Planning Department is responsible for review, revision, and implementation of the City General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Ordinance to maintain and improve the quality of the community environment. The department regularly provides staff support for the City Council and Planning Commission. The department also provides community service to assist in understanding the regulatory process and processing of project applications.

General Plan and Zoning Information
The two primary documents which establish City policies and regulations are the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. Initial inquiries related to development of private property include a review of the land use regulations contained in the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Department staff is generally available during normal business hours to assist in responding to inquiries and processing applications. Although not required, an appointment is encouraged to assist staff in time management and to provide a more focused setting in which to discuss City regulations and procedures.

Processing of Applications
Prior to submitting an application for review and processing by the Planning Department the applicant is encouraged to meet with Planning Department staff. Staff will review city regulations, provide application forms, and discuss the review schedule. For permits that require Planning Commission review at least two months should be allocated to be scheduled for a Commission agenda; staff level review and minor permits may be processed within a shorter time frame.

Contact Us
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Department Main: (707) 967-2792

NOTE - Appointments are strongly encouraged.

Resources

1380 Main Street - CEQA - Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
2555 Main / 830 Pratt | Culinary Institute of America | Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration
2555 Main / 830 Pratt | Culinary Institute of America | Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration- Appendix (1)
2555 Main / 830 Pratt | Culinary Institute of America | Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration- Appendix (2)
2555 Main / 830 Pratt | Culinary Institute of America | Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration- Appendix (3)
2555 Main / 830 Pratt | Culinary Institute of America | Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration- Appendix (4)
2555 Main / 830 Pratt | Culinary Institute of America | Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration- Appendix (5)
867 DOWDELL LN.- REDMOND RANCH WINERY- INITIAL STUDY/ MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
Administrative Determination Application
Appeal Application
Bee Keeping Application
Certificate of Compliance Application
Cost Recovery Study
Cottage Food Operation Application
DEMOLITION PLANNING APPLICATION
Design Review Application
Design Review Extension Application
Development Agreement Application
Development Impact Fee Study Report - October 3, 2013
Draft Housing Needs Assessment Document
Draft Small Winery Ordinance Amendment Packet
General Plan Amendment Application
General Plan Update 09/08/15
Historic Resources Master List
Hunter Subdivision Project Draft EIR
Hunter Subdivision Project Draft EIR - appendices
Hunter Subdivision Project Response to Comments
Lot Line Adjustment Application
Lot Line Adjustment Extension Application
Lot Line Merge Application
Master Tree List
Mills Act Application
Parcel Map Application
Planned Development Application
Planned Development Overlay Application
Planning Commission Bylaws
Planning Commission Pre-Application Application
Pre-Application Review Application
Rezoning Application
Short Term Rental Application
Sign Permit Application
St Helena Bike Plan - Final Draft
St Helena Zoning Map
Tentative Parcel Map Application
Tentative Subdivision Map Application
USE PERMIT AMENDMENT APPLICATION
Use Permit Application
Use Permit Extension Application
Variance Application
Williamson Act Application
Zoning Map 2009
Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment Application