Development Standards


The city's General Plan divides the city into 22 “Neighborhood Planning Areas." The Land Use Element of the General Plan provides policies and direction for each planning area. General plan policies, zoning standards, subdivision map conditions, and specific plan standards all apply to lots within any planning area. To make it easier for citizens to determine what standards apply to specific property, the city has created “Development Standards” worksheets for several of the more active planning areas.

Check with a planner at 805-773-4658 if you are unsure where your property is, if you have questions, or if you need to know the standards for property not within the following areas.

Specific Areas

Planning Area
Development Area
Planning Area A-2Sunset Palisades (Form being revised)
Planning Area BSouth Palisades
Planning Area ESaint Andrews Tract (Form being revised)
Planning Area GTerrace Avenue
Planning Area HShell Beach
Planning Area JMotel District
Planning Area KCommercial Core
Planning Area N-2Pismo Oaks
Planning Area PPismo Heights - inside Coastal Zone
Planning Area PPismo Heights - outside Coastal Zone