Planning

Providing Vision & Direction
The Planning Department administers the City's General Plan, which provides the vision and direction for the City over a 20-year period.

In the City of Hesperia, the General Plan is the overarching guide in implementation of the Development Code, which defines development standards, and the Main Street and Freeway Corridor Specific Plan, which establishes zoning districts, throughout the City.

Ensuring Conformity & Compliance


Planning ensures proposed projects conform and comply with the City's development standards and the State's environmental and subdivision regulations. Ensuring compliance helps to preserve the environment and improve the quality of life within the City.

Planning works with other City divisions, such as Building and Safety, Fire and Engineering, as well as other governmental agencies, to ensure new development has adequate infrastructure and services. Planning also provides zoning and land use process and regulation information to the general public, including:
  • Property and business owners
  • Developers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Real estate agents

​Holy Heavenly Lake 

 A Temporary Use Permit has been approved for the International Buddhist Institute for Hearing and Cultivating True Dharma (IBIHCTD) to hold a special Medicine Buddha Dharma Assembly at Holy Heavenly Lake, Hesperia, CA, on October 28 – October 30, 2019.  The event will take place from 8AM to 5PM on October 28 & 29, and a completion celebration festival will take place from 10 AM to 3 PM on October 30.

This event is a Buddhist Dharma Assembly, in which praying for the well-being and health of all sentient beings will take place, as well as for attendees to receive blessing from the ceremony.  The estimated attendance for this ceremony is 500-800 people; such ceremony is intended to take place in the wooden garden pavilion on the north side of the lake.

The property owners are in the process of preparing an Environmental Impact Report for the project, which will start the application process through the City.  This process will culminate with public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council, possibly in late 2020.

For more information about Holy Heavenly Lake, please visit the links below.