Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for the initial review of all rezonings, Special Use Permits, resubdivision/subdivision approvals, and site plans submitted for development projects within the City of Berkeley.

The Forms and Applications page has downloadable files of the Planning and Zoning Application as well as instructions for submittal to the Department of Community Development for review. The City of Berkeley Official Zoning Map is also available.

Once the Planning and Zoning Application, associated fees, and supporting material are submitted, Economic Development Staff will review the application and make a recommendation to the Planning and Zoning Commission at the next available meeting. Staff and Commission recommendations are then forwarded to the City Council for a Public Hearing and disposition of the proposed project.

Please note that the application process requires several meetings, reviews, and published notifications prior to approval. Depending on the complexity of the project, review and scheduling requirements may take several months.

Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm via zoom.

Planning and Zoning Commission


  • Kevin Spraggins

Commission Members:

  • Carolyn Crimes
  • Danita Neal
  • DeBora Y. White

Council Representative:

  • Babatunde Deinbo 

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

Submission Deadline for Applications* Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings** Anticipated City Council Action***
04/26/23 05/10/23 06/5/23
05/31/23 06/14/23 07/17/23
06/28/23 07/12/23 08/07/23
07/26/23 08/09/23 09/18/23
08/30/23 09/13/23 10/02/23
09/27/23 10/11/23 11/06/23
10/25/23 11/08/23 12/04/23
11/29/23 12/13/23 01/15/24

NOTE: All dates subject to change

*  Application deadlines apply to all rezoning, Special Use Permit, Site Plan, and other applications subject to review by Planning and Zoning Commission (Please see submittal deadlines above).

** Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. Details and the link to join will be posted on the city website.

*** City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Anticipated city council action subject to approval by the planning and zoning commission and adequate time to post public hearing notices.