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

​Hesperia Commerce Center II 

Hesperia Commerce Center II is an approximately 194.8-acre project, located on the northwest quadrant of Highway 395 and Phelan Road/Main Street, and is bound by Yucca Terrace Drive to the north, Highway 395 to the east, Phelan Road to the south, and Los Angeles Bureau of Power and Light utility corridor to the west. 

The Project would include construction of three industrial/warehouse buildings and associated improvements on 194.8-acres of vacant land. Building 1 (the north-westernmost building) would be 1,561,582 square feet, Building 2 (the southernmost building) would be 2,068,100 square feet, which would potentially be divided between two spaces within the same building, and Building 3 (the easternmost building) would be 112,908 square feet. In total, the Project would provide 3,742,590 square feet of industrial/warehouse space and associated improvements, including loading docks, tractor-trailer stalls, passenger vehicle parking spaces, and approximately 7 percent landscape area coverage.

The City has established a 30-day public scoping period from November 21, 2019, to December 20, 2019. During the scoping period, the City’s intent is to disseminate Project information to the public and solicit comments from agencies, organizations, and interested parties, including nearby residents and business owners, regarding the scope and content of the environmental information to be included in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), including mitigation measures or Project alternatives to reduce potential environmental effects.

During this period, this Notice of Preparation (NOP) and the attached Initial Study may be accessed at the following links:
Notice of Preparation
Initial Study

Furthermore,  the City will also hold a public scoping meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. at Hesperia City Hall, Planning Department, 9700 Seventh Avenue, Hesperia, California 92345. The public scoping meeting will provide an additional opportunity to receive and disseminate information, identify potential environmental issues of concern, and discuss the scope of analysis to be included in the EIR. The scoping meeting is not a public hearing, and no decisions on the Project will be made at this meeting.  The following link will provide access to the presentation being given in regard to this project:
Public Scoping Meeting Presentation

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 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  on October 28 & 29, and a completion celebration festival will take place from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. 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.