Homeowners, Apartment Owners or Developers who want to remodel, expand their home/apartment, or construct a new building, may be required to go through a “Design and Development Process.” If you are not familiar with this process, it can be overwhelming. The process is illustrated in our Design and Development Process Flowchart  (residential and commercial), and our Land Use (Entitlement) Approval Process Flowchart.


Residential Design & Development Process Handbook

If you want to remodel/expand your home or construct a new house, you will need to go through a “Design and Development Process.” If you are not familiar with this process, it can be a bit overwhelming! Even for what appears to be a simple project, the Design and Development Process can be very complicated.

This handbook provides a comprehensive description of the process, pitfalls and, more importantly, SOLUTIONS to common development issues in California!

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