The following programs are available to encourage growth in a sustainable development pattern that enhances the quality of life in our communities in accordance with adopted General Plan policies.
The City of San Diego provides programs and incentives to increase the supply of affordable housing.
Building Energy Benchmarking (Sustainability)
Owners and operators of all commercial, multifamily and mixed-use properties larger than 50,000 square feet (and for multifamily and mixed-use properties with more than 17 residential utility accounts) are required to benchmark and publicly disclose building energy usage on an annual basis to the city.
The City of San Diego is making it easier and less expensive to build these secondary living units on residential lots.
Learn about the benefits and guidelines of historical preservation.
Disabled veterans can receive up to a $1,000 refund on building permits for home improvement projects to accommodate their service-connected injuries.
Boosting supply and increasing housing affordability for San Diegans.
Land Development Code Work Program (Planning Department)
The Code Update Team monitors and continually updates the Land Development Code to simplify and streamline the permitting processes, assure compliance with state and federal regulations, and eliminate unnecessary barriers, redundancies and contractions.
Reference for prospective business owners seeking to open adult-use marijuana businesses within the City of San Diego limits.
Start, expand and locate your business in the City of San Diego, and search for potential permits and any associated fees related single-family home improvement projects.
Public Projects are financed, constructed or originated by or in coordination with a City department or a lessee on City-owned property, and may include projects with public agencies on state or federal property.
Solar photovoltaics (PV) systems can provide affordable electricity to your residence.
Apply for a permit to operate shared mobility devices within the public right-of-way in the City of San Diego.
The City of San Diego is committed to green and sustainable building practices.
URMs were constructed with a building permit issued prior to March 24, 1939, and lack the steel reinforcement and structural connections needed to stand up to seismic motion. URMs are required to be retrofitted and strengthened minimizing the possibility or partial or complete collapse during an earthquake.
WCFs are the antennas, support structures and other equipment or apparatus necessary for providing personal wireless services and information services.