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Interim Development Control Ordinance (IDCO): On March 31, 2015, with a 5-0 vote, the Burbank City Council adopted interim development controls for properties zoned R-1 (Single Family Residential) and R-1-H (Single Family–Horse keeping). The changes may affect your ability to expand, remodel, or build a new home. Some of the interim changes include modifications to how Floor Area Ratio (FAR) is calculated, and changes to the minimum setbacks for second-story additions and front yard setbacks for one- and two-story homes. On May 5, 2015, the Council voted 5-0 to extend the IDCO. Click here to view the Ordinance. Click here to download the IDCO appeal form.  If you have questions about how the IDCO may affect your plans to expand, remodel, or build a new home, or if you believe the City Council should consider an appeal from you to allow your home to be built according to the standards in affect prior to March 10, please call (818) 238-5250 and ask to speak to the planner of the day. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PIPELINE APPEALS FROM THE I.D.C.O. WAS ON MAY 22, 2015.  NO PIPELINE APPEALS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT DATE.


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Exceptional-Project Proposed "The Premier on First" Mixed Use Project in downtown Burbank


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Disney Studios Development Agreement Amendment


reel1 Proposed Mixed Use Project located at 115 N. Screenland Drive in the Media District

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Proposed "First Street Village" Mixed Use Project in downtown Burbank


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Housing Element button IDCO: Processing Single-Family Applications for Building Permits and Planning Entitlements from March 18 through March 31, 2015.


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Our Mission

The Planning Division provides policy recommendations regarding the long-term growth of the community and guides development and mobility through administration of the City’s plans and codes. We are committed to proactive, community-based planning, and to a livable, sustainable community.

Our mission is to provide education, information, recommendation, and leadership to residents, businesses, and decision-makers so that Burbank can sustain a high quality of life characterized by choices in housing and transportation, efficient use of public infrastructure, distinctive community character, and active public participation.


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