The Planning Division recommends and implements land use policies, processes land use applications and prepares and processes updates and revisions to the General Plan, Municipal Code, Landscape guidelines and Design guidelines. The Planning Division provides staff support to City Council, the Planning Commission, Environmental and Historical Preservation Board, and Project Review Staff Committee.

Environmental Review and Documents

Consideration of the potential environmental effects of proposed or potential physical developments within the City is integral to the City’s decision making process. The City’s environmental consideration and review is conducted in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.

The purpose of CEQA is to:

  • Disclose to the public the significant environmental effects of a proposed discretionary project, through the preparation of an Initial Study (IS), Negative Declaration (ND), or Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
  • Prevent or minimize damage to the environment through development of project alternatives, mitigation measures, and mitigation monitoring.
  • Disclose to the public the agency decision making process utilized to approve discretionary projects through findings and statements of overriding consideration.
  • Enhance public participation in the environmental review process through scoping meetings, public notice, public review, hearings, and the judicial process. 
  • Improve interagency coordination through early consultations, scoping meetings, notices of preparation, and State Clearinghouse review. 

The information contained below is intended to provide convenient access to project information that is currently available for public review.

Current Projects

Listed below are the projects that are being processed:
(click on the project name to access more detailed information)

  • Indian Street Commerce Center Project
    The City of Moreno Valley will be coordinating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Indian Street Commerce Center Project (the Project). In summary, the Project proposes approximately 446,350 square feet of light industrial uses within an approximately 19.64- acre site. As currently proposed, 357,080 square feet, or approximately 80 percent of the Project building area would be allocated for distribution warehouse uses; the remaining 89,270 square feet, or approximately 20 percent of the Project building area would be assigned to manufacturing. Supporting office uses would also be incorporated in the building design. The proposed Indian Street Commerce Center Project (Project), including all facilities proposed within the Project site, on- and off-site supporting improvements, and associated discretionary actions, is the Project that will be considered in the EIR.
  • Moreno Valley Logistics Center
    Consists of an application for a Specific Plan Amendment (P15-036), Tentative Parcel Map (PA15-0018), and four individual Building Plot Plan applications (PA15-0014, PA15-0015, PA15-0016, and PA15-0017) to construct and operate a logistics center with four (4) buildings providing 1,737,518 square feet (s.f.) of total building space. Associated improvements to the property would include loading docks, surface parking areas (passenger car parking and truck trailer parking), drive aisles, roadway improvements, utility infrastructure, landscaping, exterior lighting, signage, and water quality detention basins. The Project also includes public street vacations and street dedications.


Planning Fees

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As development is a team effort, the Planning Division coordinates activities among the other departments, including the Building and Safety, Fire Services, Land Development and Code Compliance Divisions.

Also of interest…

For more information about planning, local and regional development, environmental requirements, and more, we have provided the following links to external websites.

NOTE: The City of Moreno Valley does not maintain/operate the following websites and is not responsible for their content - all links will open in a separate window.

  • Riverside County Clerk and Recorder
    “Our site is designed to provide you with easy access to and information on the many services our office provides to the citizens of Riverside County.”
  • Riverside County Environmental Health 
    “The County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health offers a wide range of services throughout the County.  The Department is divided into two divisions:  District Environmental Services (DES), and Environmental Protection and Oversight (EPO). 
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFG)
    “The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (formerly "Department of Fish and Game") maintains native fish, wildlife, plant species and natural communities for their intrinsic and ecological value and their benefits to people. This includes habitat protection and maintenance in a sufficient amount and quality to ensure the survival of all species and natural communities. The department is also responsible for the diversified use of fish and wildlife including recreational, commercial, scientific and educational uses.”
  • California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) -
    “The California Environmental Protection Agency is charged with developing, implementing and enforcing the state's environmental protection laws that ensure clean air, clean water, clean soil, safe pesticides and waste recycling and reduction. Our departments are at the forefront of environmental science, using cutting-edge research to shape the state's environmental laws.”
  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) -
    “The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) manages the state highway system (which includes the California Freeway and Expressway System), provides inter-city rail services, and is actively involved with public transportation systems throughout the state.”
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
    "As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Association of Governments is mandated by the federal government to research and draw up plans for transportation, growth management, hazardous waste management, and air quality."
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
    "Our mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."
  • Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
    "AQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the smoggiest region of the U.S. We are committed to protecting the health of residents, while remaining sensitive to businesses."
  • (CEQA) 
    “CEQA, or the California Environmental Quality Act, is a statute that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible.”

Specific Plans

Specific Plans identify design and/or development standards that directly relate to the objectives of a particular geographic area and expand upon the general provisions provided within the City’s General Plan and Municipal Code.

Specific Plans can have a singular focus, such as the Moreno Valley Industrial Area that addresses land uses and design/development standards for industrial related development; or, Specific Plans can address multiple land uses and objectives, such as the Village Plan that provides for both residential and commercial development, along with provisions for redevelopment of existing uses and/or infrastructure. Some of the City’s Specific Plans are as follows:

For more information, please contact the Planning Division at 951.413.3206 or visit us at 14177 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92553.

Housing Element

Housing element

The Housing Element is a state-mandated program that is designed to expand housing opportunities for all households.

The Housing Element for the 2009- 2014 period identifies approximately 7,500 sites for future housing needs. To implement sound housing and community development planning, the City will need to zone or rezone certain areas to comply with the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD) mandate.

The goal of the state mandate is to create and sustain livable communities, to expand housing opportunities, and accommodate the housing needs of residents of all economic levels. Building an adequate supply of safe and affordable housing and developing a variety of housing types provides significant economic and social benefits to the entire community. Through a series of public meetings conducted in 2007 and 2008, input from our citizens assisted the planning commission and city council to plan effectively for housing.

Also of Interest



Planning Division
Main line: 951.413.3206 
Fax line: 951.413.3210
Richard Sandzimier
Planning Official

Darisa Vargas
Senior Administrative Assistant

Erica Tadeo
Administrative Assistant


Permit Technicians

Mark Gross
Senior Planner

Chris Ormsby
Senior Planner

Jeff Bradshaw
Associate Planner

Julia Descoteaux
Associate Planner

Gabriel Diaz,
Associate Planner

Claudia Manrique
Associate Planner

Leticia Esquivel
Senior Permit Technician

Grace Espino-Salcedo
Permit Technician

Summer Looy
Permit Technician



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