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Community Development

The Community Development Department enhances the quality of life for the Lemon Grove community by guiding the planned physical development of the City. The general purpose of the department is to ensure that all new planning programs and development projects comply with the General Plan and the standards set forth within the Municipal Code. The Community Development Department combines the functions of planning, building, stormwater, and code enforcement. The Department is responsible for managing the orderly growth and development of Lemon Grove.

In addition to planning, the Community Development Department also manages the City's Environmental Programs, including the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program, Climate Action Planning, Solid Waste and Recycling Program, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan Program. The department also provides support to the Economic Development Division of the City Manager’s Office. 

Thank you for considering locating your new development and/or business in Lemon Grove.  We want to help you get through the process quickly and easily. The advantages of doing your development or business in Lemon Grove are: 

  • Lower entitlement and development impact fees
  • Simple regulations; our Development Code is easy to read, short, and business friendly  
  • Open communication; we want to meet with you and get you through the process 
  • Reduced public hearings if any are even required  
  • ISO Class 1 Rating
  • Simple Landscape Regulations

Let us prove to you that Lemon Grove is not only home to the best climate on earth, but we also strive to create the best business climate on earth. We look forward to working with you on your proposal. 

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