The primary goal of the Planning Department is to implement orderly and compatible development which creates livable neighborhoods, supports economic development, and sustains a high quality of life for Wildomar residents. To achieve this the department is divided into five (5) key functional divisions:
Public Information and Land Use/Zoning Services:
The Planning Department is dedicated to providing timely and accurate land use/zoning information to our residents, businesses, and development community via our public assistance counter. 
The standard counter hours are Monday - Thursday (8 am to 12 pm, closed Friday's).  The department's phone number for land use and zoning information is (951) 677-7751, Ext. 203 (ask for Abdu Lachgar, AICP, Associate Planner).  You may also contact us anytime via email by clicking on this link Click here.  To access the Zoning Ordinance (Title 17) or the Wildomar Municipal Code, please click here

SPECIAL NOTICE:  The Planning Department has a user friendly GIS Parcel Information Tool.  The purpose of this map-based tool is to enhance our customer service capabilities by allowing our residents, business owners and the general public access to review land use and zoning information for any parcel within the City.  All you need to do is enter a Street Address or Assessor Parcel Number (APN).  Once the information is shown, there is also a direct link you can click on to review the permitted uses and development standards for that specific zone district.  We hope this GIS tool is helpful.  Please click on the link below to access the GIS viewer web page and follow the instructions.  If you need additional information, please contact Abdu Lachgar, AICP, Associate Planner at (951) 677-7751, Ext. 203 or email us at the address above.

The City Wildomar Parcel Information Tool

Current Planning:

The current planning division is responsible for managing the development review process, including review, analysis and processing of all "private development projects/applications."  It is our responsibility to ensure each development application(s) complies with the City's General Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances that require review by the Planning Commission and/or City Council.  For specific information on current planning projects and their status, you may download our current Cumulative Development Project Matrix (see below link). You may click on the link below (titled "City Approved Development Projects") to view previously Commission and Council approved development plans and exhibits.  For questions on current development projects, please call Abdu Lachgar, AICP, Associate Planer at (951) 677-7751, Ext. 203 or email him at [email protected]

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA):
A major component of the development review process is preparation of the appropriate environmental documents (i.e., EIR's and/or MND's) for new development projects to ensure compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.  Each development project is assigned to one of our on-call CEQA consultants who works with the Planning Director to prepare and process these environmental documents in accordance with state CEQA regulations.  You may click on the link below (titled "City Adopted CEQA Documents") to view previously adopted/certified CEQA documents.  You may also click on the link below (titled "Environmental Documents Center") to review current environmental documents that are available for public review. For questions about current CEQA documents, contact Matthew Bassi, Planning Director at (951) 677-7751, Ext. 213 or email at [email protected]

Advanced Planning Division:
The advanced planning division is responsible for the administration and on-going update of the City's General Plan and Specific Plans, including implementation of its goals, polices and action programs as directed by the City Council.  The division is also responsible for preparing zoning and subdivision ordinance amendments to address City Council policy directives and State mandated regulations, such as the Housing Element.  For questions about advanced planning projects, please contact Matthew Bassi, Planning Director at (951) 677-7751, Ext. 213 or email at [email protected]

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program:

The CDBG program is administered by the Planning Department in direct coordination with the Riverside County Economic Development Agency (EDA).  This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Our annual CDBG funds vary in amount from year to year and are used for capital improvement projects within the City's "CDBG/Low-Mod" planning area, and for public services via our local non-profit 501(C)(3) public service organizations.  These organizations may apply each year for CDBG funding typically around the end of August.  CDBG allocations are then reviewed and approved by the City Council in October of each program year. In order to qualify, CDBG funded projects must satisfy one of three national program objectives as required by HUD.  These three areas are as follows:
Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons;
Prevent or eliminate slums and blight; or
   *  Meet other urgent community development needs due to natural disasters or other emergencies.
For questions about the CDBG program, please contact Felicia Folmar at [email protected].

Planning Department Staff:

Matthew C. Bassi Matthew C. Bassi
Community Development Director
Phone: 951-677-7751, Ext. 213
Email: [email protected]
 Abdu Lachgar

Abdu Lachgar, AICP

Associate Planner
Phone: 951-677-7751, Ext. 203
Email: [email protected]

On-Call Consulting Team:
Mark Teague, AICP
Managing Principal, Environmental Services,  PlaceWorks, Inc.

Jasmine Osman
Associate Planner, PlaceWorks, Inc.

Miles Barker
Assistant Planner, PlaceWorks, Inc.

Cynthia Walsh
Housing Manager, PlaceWorks, Inc.

Planning Department CEQA Consultants:
Please contact Matthew Bassi, Planning Director for information regarding the city's CEQA consultants listed below.

PlaceWorks, Inc.
Mark Teague, AICP
Managing Principal

Applied Planning, Inc.
Ross Geller, Principal

Michael Baker International
Bob Stark, AICP
Director of CEQA Services
Albert Webb & Associates
Stephanie Standerfer, Vice President
CEQA Services
ESA Associates, Inc.
Michael E. Houlihan, AICP
Director of CEQA Services

Planning Department On-Call Landscape Architects:
Please contact Matthew Bassi, Planning Director for information regarding the city's Landscape consultants listed below.

Richard Krumwiede, President
Architerra Design Group, Inc. 
Fausto Reyes, President 
LandArq, Inc. 

Special Note:  The Planning Department is only accepting "Electronic Project Application Submittals & Payment of Planning Fees" for all development projects.  This new approach is intended to improve the project submittal process and make it available anytime (i.e., 24/7).   It is important to contact Matthew Bassi or Abdu Lachgar for details at (951) 677-7751, Ext. 213 or 203.  Thank you.

Planning Department Information/Document Links

Planning Commission Meetings

Planning Applications & Forms

Special Planning Documents

Meet the Commission

Planning Applications

RC/City of Wildomar General Plan

PC Agendas & Minutes


2021-2029 Housing Element-Adopted 10-13-21

    2021-2029 Safety Element-Adopted 10-13-21

Subscribe to Agenda Mailing List

 Planning Department Maps-Exhibits 

Wildomar Strategic Visioning Plan

  Wildomar General Plan Land Use Map   Adopted Local CEQA Guidelines

Planning Director Meetings

 Wildomar Zoning Map  Cumulative Development Projects Matrix
  DH Agendas & Minutes  Wildomar Aerial Map 

Wildomar Single Family Residential Design Guidelines

 Subscribe to Agenda Mailing List MSHCP Boundary Map Wildomar Multi-Family Design Standards


Wildomar Commercial Design Standards

 Environmental Documents Center City Approved Development Projects

 Wildomar Landscape Design Standards

Environmental Documents

  Development Projects

Wildomar Old Town Vision-Booklet


Wildomar Old Town Vision-Appendix

 City Adopted CEQA EIR's & MND's Planning FAQs 

Wildomar DIF Impact Study

EIR's & MND's


VMT Report - Policy Packet 6-10-20


Parks Master Plan            



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