Planning

The Planning Division, within the Economic and Community Development Department, provides guidance on development and growth in accordance with the City’s General Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning Ordinance and State and Federal laws.

Current Planning – Our Planning team, in collaboration with the Building Division and other City departments reviews and processes new development applications and related environmental review for housing, mixed-use, commercial and industrial projects.

Long Range Planning – Our Planning team develops plans, programs and policies including updates to our General Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map and other advanced planning efforts to guide new development in the City. Learn more by looking at our Long-Range planning projects currently underway.

PLANNING COUNTER HOURS & CONTACT

Phone: 510.675.5379

Email:  planning@unioncity.org 

Appointment:   http://www.calendly.com/ucplanning/appointment 

Phone and Email Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Every other Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Counter Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (in-person)

The fastest ways to contact us is at 510.675.5379 or via email at planning@unioncity.org. 

Still need assistance?

Book a 15-minute appointment to meet us via Zoom or by phone.  Please also indicate in the project address (Within Union City), project number, and details about your inquiry. If you prefer to meet in person, you must indicate that in your appointment request. Please note that in person meetings will be held by the Planner available in the office at that time. 

If you have a specific Planner working on your project you would like to meet with, please contact that Planner directly to schedule a time they are available.  

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WALK-IN VISITS: Walk in visitors for Planning are also accepted at the Planning Counter, but visitors with an appointment will be given first priority.

Application submittals shall follow the instructions listed in the  Preliminary Review - Submittal Procedures  and Formal Review - Submittal Procedure . Applications, forms, and answers to many zoning and property information questions can be found below:

PROPERTY INFORMATION & ZONING ORDINANCE 

APPLICATIONS, FORMS & FEES

Preliminary Review

Formal Review 

Temporary Commercial Signs  

Zoning Conformance/Verification Review

Planning Division Fees

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION CHECKLISTS & REQUIREMENTS

PLANNING RESOURCES & HANDOUTS

Residential

Commercial and Industrial 

CURRENT PLANNING DOCUMENTS

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

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LONG RANGE PLANNING DOCUMENTS 

ADOPTED POLICY STATEMENTS & STANDARDS

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