Community Development

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Marc Castagnola, AICP, Director of Community Development
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626-570-5034
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

Effective July 6, 2020, the Community Development Department is open Monday - Thursday by appointment only. Click here or call 626-570-5034 to make an appointment.
Other departments within City Hall and the Utilities Customer Service Center are open from 7:00 am - 12 pm, Monday - Thursday. Afternoon meetings are available by appointments only, please call 626-570-5007.
Please note: street sweeping and overnight parking enforcement have resumed effective May 16, 2020. Due to the countywide curfew, overnight parking enforcement was suspended for a few days in early June, however overnight parking enforcement resumed on June 4, 2020.

While City facilities will be back open, residents are encouraged to conduct their businesses through the city’s website, over the phone, or by mail to minimize gatherings. 

Community Development Department

·        For Building plan check information and submittals, visit this online portal or check the City’s website: https://www.cityofalhambra.org/resources/building-services-division.

·        For Planning Division information and submittals, visit the Planning Division webpage: https://www.cityofalhambra.org/resources/planning-zoning.

Building and Planning Appointments:

Meetings with staff are now available Monday through Thursday for 30 minute intervals. To make an appointment to speak to Building and/or Planning, click on the City of Alhambra Appointment Calendar below. In-person meetings will take place at the Building and Planning counter located in the Community Development Department within City Hall. Zoom meetings are available upon request. If you would prefer to meet via Zoom, please specify in the "Additional Comments" section.

Click here to make an appointment with a Planner or Building staff member.

Click here to request a Building Inspection.

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  • Planning:  626-570-5034, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Thursday

          Counter hours: By appointment only, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday - Thursday

  • Building:   626-570-5034, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday

         Permit Counter hours:  By appointment only, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday - Thursday

  • Housing:  626-570-5037, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Thursday
  • Economic Development:  626-570-5038, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Thursday
  • Code Enforcement:  626-570-3230, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Thursday

Resources

About Community DevelopmentAbout Community Development

Responsibilities of the Community Development Department.

Planning DivisionPlanning Division

Implementation of City's Zoning Ordinance and General Plan.

Building DivisionBuilding Division

Building and safety standards for design, construction, use and occupancy.

Housing DivisionHousing Division

First-time Homebuyer Assistance and Home Improvement Assistance Programs.

Economic Development DivisionEconomic Development Division

Business Recruitment, Retention and Expansion.

Code Enforcement DivisionCode Enforcement Division

Compliance and correction of violations with the City's municipal codes.

Team Members

Marc Castagnola

Director of Community Development

626-570-5034

Vanessa Reynoso

Deputy Director of Community Development

626-570-5034

Peggy Carloss

Executive Assistant

626-570-5034

Susie Martinez

Clerical Assistant II

626-570-5034

Juan Parra

Clerical Aide II

626-570-5034

Paul Lam

Principal Planner

626-570-5034

Scott Quyle

Associate Planner

626-570-5034

Holly Chenh

Housing Assistant

626-570-5037

Rafael Perez

Code Enforcement Supervisor

626-570-3230

Officer Villegas

Code Enforcement Officer

626-308-4862

Officer Soto

Code Enforcement Officer

626-308-4865

Officer Perez-Garcia

Code Enforcement Officer

626-308-4864

Officer Ramirez

Code Enforcement Officer

626-308-4863

Rick Abe

Urban Designer/Architect

626-570-5034

Events

August 6, 2020

TALLER DE DERECHOS DE VIVIENDA

2:00 p.m.
Zoom
August 7, 2020

COVID-19 Tenant Protection Updates

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Zoom

Frequently Asked Questions

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