The City of Redondo Beach is now offering restaurants the opportunity to place temporary outdoor dining tables within their parking lots or other exterior areas of their private property by issuance of a Temporary Use Permit, at no cost, during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Click below to find out details and how to apply.
About the Planning Division
REDONDO BEACH CITY HALL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE TO MINIMIZE IN-PERSON CONTACT AND HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.
CITY STAFF IS WORKING REMOTELY IN COMPLIANCE WITH LA COUNTY'S SAFER AT HOME ORDER.
FOR PLANNING QUESTIONS, SUBMIT YOUR INQUIRY TO PlanningRedondo@redondo.org
INTERIM PROCEDURES FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
To address the temporary closing of Redondo Beach City Offices to the public, due to the serious and imminent threat of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to help safeguard the community and City employees, the following procedures are in place for continuing modified services provided by the Building and Safety Division and the Planning Division.
Restaurant Help: Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) During this public health emergency, typical restaurant capacity has been reduced within the current physical footprint. To address this issue, the City may issue TUPs to utilize the privately-owned outdoor spaces of restaurants to appropriately distribute seating areas to accommodate emergency orders related to social distancing. If your restaurant is interested in applying for a TUP, please submit the TUP packet or contact PlanningRedondo@redondo.org Please note the $210 fee has been waived.
General Building Division or Planning Division Inquiries:
For general building inquiries, you can email the Building Division at BuildingRedondo@redondo.org.
For general planning inquiries, you can email the Planning Division at PlanningRedondo@redondo.org.
Planning Division Modified Operations:
Project Conceptual Review
Your project may require a conceptual review/approval by the Planning Division prior to plan check submittal or permit issuance from the Building and Safety Division. If so you will be directed to call or email the Planning Division. We will then designate a planner to work with you to coordinate receipt of any electronic plans or documents and schedule a remote review of your project with you via telephone or other teleconferencing application. There may be corrections required before the Planning Division will stamp the plans Reviewed for Submittal (where possible, stamps may be coordinated internally rather than requiring a hard copy of plans to be submitted). The planner assigned to your project will inform you of any revisions or corrections necessary throughout the review.
The Planning Division contact to assist in initiating this process is email: PlanningRedondo@redondo.org
Planning Permit Applications
If your project requires a permit from the Planning Division, we will coordinate that process remotely. To do so, call or email the Planning Division. Similar to the Project Conceptual Review section above, we will coordinate receipt of any electronic plans or documents and schedule a remote review of your project. Staff will inform you of the fees (City may issue an invoice in order to coordinate online payment) and required submittal documents and will schedule a Bin Drop Off time for you. Please see bottom of page for Bin Drop Off and Pick Up instructions.
The Planning Division contact to assist in initiating this process is email: PlanningRedondo@redondo.org
Building Division Modified Operations:
New Plan Check Application Process for Residential New Construction, Additions, and/or Commercial Tenant Improvement.
For a new plan check application, the applicant (or applicant’s representative) should submit an email with the details confirming the information that will be submitted, how those documents address the required list of submittal items, and a photo image of the plans stamped by the Planning Division that state “Reviewed for Submittal”. The drawings to be submitted will need to have that Planning Division stamp in order to be accepted. The applicant should be thorough in the information being provided to help streamline the submittal process.
For any questions or to submit the email, please contact the Building Division at: BuildingRedondo@redondo.org
The list of plan check submittal items can be found at this website:
The Building Division staff will review the electronic information to determine if the project is ready to submit. If there is additional information needed in order to confirm that the project is ready for submittal, the applicant will receive an email explaining the materials needed.
Once plans are deemed ready for submittal by the Building Division, staff will inform the applicant of the fees (City will issue an invoice in order to coordinate online payment) and will schedule a Bin Drop Off time for submitting the plans. Bin Pick Up and Drop Off instructions are noted at the bottom of this page
Plan Check Re-Submittals and Correction Pick-Up
For projects already in the plan check process, re-submittals of corrected plans should be coordinated through Steve Shiang, Senior Plan Check Engineer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For projects that are in plan check where the corrections are ready to pick up, the Building Division will contact the applicant when the corrections for plans are ready for pick up and will coordinate a scheduled time for Bin Pick Up (see instructions at bottom of page).
Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Permits
For permits, the Building Division will process as much as possible via email. To submit a permit application, the applicant should fill out the required form and submit via email.
For any questions or to submit the email, please contact the Building Division at BuildingRedondo@redondo.org
The Building Division staff will notify the applicant if there are any changes or additional information needed. Once a building permit is ready for issue, the Building Division will inform the applicant of the fees (City will issue an invoice in order to coordinate online payment) and will schedule a time for Bin Drop Off of any required hard copies of documents (see drop off instructions at bottom of page). The permit can then be issued. If there are job cards and plans that need to be distributed to the applicant, staff will coordinate the Bin Pick Up (see instructions at bottom of page). If the permit is more basic, staff will email a copy of the approved permit to the applicant to authorize the work to begin, and the Building Division will keep the hard copy on file for the applicant to pick up at a later date when the City Hall offices re-open.
All Building and Safety Division forms, including building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing permit applications, are available at the following link:
For those inspections that can be done via video conferencing, those will be conducted via the Skype application. This is a free app that can be downloaded onto mobile devices. Contractors will need to have the person coordinating the inspection download the app on their phone or other mobile device in advance of the scheduled inspection call. During the streamed inspection, the contractor’s representative will walk the inspector through the site, starting with the front of the property showing the construction signage to verify the property.
For any inspections necessary for the inspector to be on site, the City will require the contractor to only have one contact person (ideally the person in charge of the project—who is not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms) in attendance with no other workers in the vicinity, and social distancing of 6’ should be maintained between the contact person at the site and the inspector. Inspectors will have hand sanitizer and follow proper hand sanitization protocol after leaving the inspected site.
To schedule an inspection, contact the automated inspection request line at 310-318-0607.
Bin Pick Up and Drop Off Instructions
For all scheduled appointments with the Building Division there will be a Bin Pick Up and Drop Off effective immediately. Bins will be located immediately outside of Door 2 at City Hall.
The Community Development Department will operate the Bin Pick Up and Drop Off ON AN APPOINTMENT ONLY BASIS. Specific appointment windows will be accommodated, with instructions as to which Bin the documents should be placed (there may be more than one available). Those utilizing the Bin Pick Up and Drop Off service should be early or on time for their appointment. Any plans or documents submitted that are left in the Bin that were not authorized by the Building Division staff for a Bin Drop Off appointment will not be reviewed and there is no assurance that the documents will be returned to the person who left them.
Since plans are considered a hard surface, once plans or applications are physically submitted they will be time/date stamped and placed in a staging area before the review is initiated. All reviews will be initiated in the order in which they are received.
The Community Development Department thanks you for your patience during this transition to modified operations. Although processes may be slightly delayed or take additional steps, the intent is to continue to make Planning and Building services available to the public.
The Planning Division is responsible for administering long-range and current planning programs, as guided by the adopted General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. Specific programs of the Planning Division include:
- Development Review
- Maintaining and updating the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance
- Special Projects
- Administration of the Historic Preservation Program
- Service as a resource to the citizens, as well as other departments and agencies, regarding planning matters within the community.
Consultations with a City Planner are available on a walk-in basis in the morning from 7:30am to 1:00pm. Afternoons are by appointment only. City Hall is closed every other Friday and on weekends.
Mission Statement: The Planning Division is committed to providing high-quality, proactive services and programs to enhance the quality of life of residents, businesses and visitors, and to promote a well-designed, physically integrated, livable and prosperous community consistent with citizens' long-range vision.
415 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Fax: (310) 372-8021
The City of Redondo Beach is now offering certain businesses the opportunity to temporarily conduct activities within their parking lots or other exterior areas of their private property by issuance of a Temporary Use Permit, at no cost, during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Click below to find out details and how to apply.
As a precautionary measure to help in reducing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Redondo Beach City Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Employees have been enabled to work remotely.
There will be modified operations for the Community Development Department Planning Division and Building & Safety Division for permitting activity. Click on the link below to read more.