Development Process

Stages of Review

Proposed projects and applications are subject to a review, which occurs through the City of Hesperia’s development process. Such process may include: an administrative review, a review by the Planning Commission, and a review by the City Council. An administrative review, also referred to has the Development Review Committee (DRC),  is held in order to review the proposed project(s).  Such review will yield a recommendation and/or ruling by City administrative staff.  The DRC meetings typically take place every other Wednesday at City Hall and are open to the public.  Please refer to the DRC Schedule for the current deadlines and hearing dates.

The Planning Commission is also involved in the City’s development process. Certain projects require approval of the Planning Commission, such as subdivisions (tentative tracts over five lots) and Conditional Use Permits. Planning Commission Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, as well as the 4th Thursday of each month when necessary. Planning Commission meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, and the meetings begin at 6:30pm.

Lastly, the City Council must review and approve specific projects in the development process, such as General Plan amendments or development agreements. The City Council meetings occur on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, and are held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
View the Development Process flow chart.