The Planning Divisions provides guidance in accordance and utilization of; State and Federal laws, City General Plan, variety of Specific Plans and City's Zoning Ordinance, towards development and the growth of City of Hayward.
Through the implementation of eight guiding principles the Planning Division upholds the community’s vision to preserve the fundamental qualities that make Hayward an exceptional place to work, live and visit.
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We have programs that help residents towards the cost of earthquake retrofits and help facilitate the rehabilitation, restoration, preservation and maintenace of local properties to rejuvenate neighborhoods.
The Planning Department implements the General Plan utilizing a variety of tools through the application of zoning regulations. Traditional zoning, Specific Plans, Overlay Districts, and special use permits, such as Conditional Uses and Variances, all regulate the use of land in the City. To see a full and comprehensive list of planning documents, including neighborhood plans, visit the City's Documents and Reports section