Community Development Department

Community Development Director, Doreen Liberto Blanck
Doreen Liberto Blanck
Community Development Director

Maricruz Aguilar

212 South Vanderhurst Ave
King City, CA 93930
PH: (831) 386-5916

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Holidays

government_comm_dev_2The Community Development Department (“CDD”) assists land owners and developers in the review and permit process of the City. Recent master plans and specific plans have been adopted for key areas of the community, including the Downtown Addition Specific Plan, the West Broadway Master Plan, the First Street Corridor Master Plan, Historic Corridor Revitalization Plan, Airport Master Plan, San Lorenzo Creek Plan and the East Ranch Business Park Specific Plan. These plans will guide the future of the City as we pursue a diverse employment base, an expanding tourism industry and identity of the historic elements of the City. The City of King, located in the center of one of the most productive agricultural valleys in the world, is also the primary access portal to the newly designated Pinnacles National Park, located a short drive to the east of the City. Our diverse and beautiful area is ideally located for many types of industries and, because of the proximity to the National Park, the beautiful San Antonio Mission, vineyards, wineries, and historic areas described in “John Steinbeck” novels.

The Community Development Department is responsible for current and long-term planning, community development grants, environmental compliance, historic preservation, development permitting, and related services (e.g., economic development) for the City of King. On this web page you will find information about ongoing projects, community development documents, and much more.

CDD Staff:
Doreen Liberto-Blanck, AICP, MDR
Contract Community Development Director
Scott Bruce, Contract Principal Planner
Maricruz Aguilar, Planner

Community Development:
Phone: 831.385.3281
Fax: 831.385.6887

City Hall Office Hours are Monday – Friday from 9AM to 5PM.

To schedule an appointment with Community Development Department, please contact Maricruz Aguilar, Planner at (831) 386-5916 or email at

Current Public Review Documents:

Notice of Availability for Wastewater Treatment Plan Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (Recirculation of Documents)

King City Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement / Initial Study Mitigated Negative Declaration (CEQA Plus)

General Plan Land Use Element Workshop (4-6-21) Presentation


Public Review Draft SEIR

Appendix A-D Combined

Public Review ND Seasonal Housing Ord May 2018 public review document (PDF, 946KB)

Modification of General Commercial (“C-2”) Zone to allow additional uses permitted and additional uses permitted subject to a conditional use permit as in the Historic Corridor Revitalization Plan’s First Street Corridor (“FSC”) zoning district. A Negative Declaration (“ND”) was prepared for the proposed language change of the C-2 zone and is not projected to create any significant impacts on the environment. Initial Study Negative Declaration C-2 Zone Amendment. Public Review for this ND is April 29, 2015 and ending on May 19, 2015.

Zoning Code Amendments Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF, 1.71MB)

Initial Study Checklist (PDF, 770KB)

June 6th Agenda Item 8(B) Exhibits (PDF, 4.04MB)

government_comm_dev_1Click here for Planning Forms & Applications

Zoning Code (Title 17 of Municipal Code)

East Ranch Business Park Specific Plan FINAL – Approved ERBP SP 8-14-07 (PDF, 4.81MB)

General Plan & Housing Element Documents

King City_Housing Element_06-18-10_final
King Cty General Plan Land Use Map 24×24

City Maps


Current Planning

Current planning involves the review of development projects, including minor home additions, large Specific Plans, new commercial centers or construction of industrial buildings. Projects are reviewed for compliance with federal, state and local regulations, along with architectural standards.  This also includes the environmental analysis of development process pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”)
Click here to access Current Planning Permit Applications and Checklists

Advanced Planning

Advanced planning involves the establishment of regulations and long range plans for land use and development within the City. The type, size, location, and appearance of development on each property is determined through the advanced planning process. In essence, it establishes the objectives and framework under which current planning can effectively occur.
Click here to access Advanced Planning Applications and Checklists

New Business

Are you thinking of starting up a new business? Before you submit your business license application, please check with the Community Development Department. It is important that you verify if your proposed business will be a permitted use within its designated zoning district. Additional permits may be necessary to establish your business. The Community Development Department can be reached at 831.386.5916.
Click here to find Zoning Map and Municipal Code

Airport Capital Improvement Plan Projects

Current and advanced planning involves the review of capital improvement projects for the Mesa Del Rey Airport. Staff assists the City Manager/Airport Manager’s Department in making sure the Mesa Del Rey Airport is in compliance with Caltrans Division of Aeronautics and Federal Aviation Administration and assists with staffing the Airport Advisory Committee. CDD staff Coordinates with Public Works/Engineering Department on submitting and managing any available state and federal awarded funding.
Click here to visit the Mesa Del Rey Airport’s Department Page

Code Enforcement

The Community Development Department, Police Department, Building & Safety Department, and City Manager Department have formed a Code Enforcement Committee composed of city department heads. The goals of the committee is to centralize all municipal code complaints that are received and work as a group to delegate and assign the complaints to the appropriate departments.

If you have any zoning or land use code complaints and you would like to submit them, please complete the Code Enforcement Complaint Form to City Hall.
Click here to access the Code Enforcement Department Page