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Planning Division

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. This division provides staff support to City Council, the Planning Commission, Environmental and Historical Preservation Board, and Project Review Staff Committee.


MoVal 2040 General Plan Update

General Plan 2040
On June 15, 2021, the City Council approved a comprehensive update of the City’s General Plan and certified the related Final Program Environmental Impact Report. See the General Plan 2040 documents.

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Division Services

Policy and Standards

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General Plan

The General Plan is determines land use in the City.

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Landscape Design

View the City's Landscape Design Requirements.

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Municipal Code

View the set of building and design codes our City follows.

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Specific Plans

These plans identify the City's design and development standards.

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General Plan/Zoning Maps

On July 15, 2021, The Sierra Club filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate challenging the City’s adoption of its General Plan update – including the changes to the Zoning Ordinance in Ordinance No. 981 – for alleged violations of the California Environmental Quality Act. (Sierra Club v. The City of Moreno Valley, Riverside Superior Court Case No. CVRI2103300.) The ongoing litigation could potentially result in the invalidation of the City’s General Plan and reversion to prior zoning laws. Any applications for entitlements which rely on changes in the Zoning Ordinance under Ordinance 981, adopted on August 3, 2021, are at the applicants’ own risk.
See the Sierra Club petition

Division Contacts   View all

Main line: 951.413.3206
Fax line: 951.413.3210