Planning Division

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Douglas Hawkins, AICP City Planner
Phone Number: (714) 229-6720
Planning Division Counter Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Fridays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

The role of the Planning division is to implement the City Council's goals for the physical development of the community as stated in the Cypress General Plan and Cypress Zoning Ordinance. The division's objective is to provide a safe, attractive and business supportive community through the implementation of state and local requirements and the creation and maintenance of a balanced community that serves residents, businesses and visitors alike.

General Planning Information

Planning Forms and Fees


Specific Plans

For complete versions of the Specific Plans listed below, please contact the Cypress Planning Division at (714) 229-6720

Current Development Project Information

Current Environmental Notices for Development Projects in Cypress

Categorical Exemptions

  • None at this time.

Negative Declarations

  • None at this time.

Mitigated Negative Declarations

Environmental Impact Reports

Documents Related to the 33-acre Site Senior Housing/Retail Commercial Development:

Documents Related to the School District Reuse of Mackay School and District Office Properties Project:

City of Cypress General Plan

  1. Introduction to the General Plan
  2. Land Use Element
  3. Circulation Element
  4. Conservation/Open Space/Recreation Element
  5. Safety Element
  6. Noise Element
  7. Air Quality Element
  8. Growth Management Element
  9. Housing Element
  10. Implementation
  11. General Plan Amendments

General Plan Environmental Impact Report


Executive Summary

Project Description

Environmental Analysis:

  1. Land Use
  2. Population, Employment and Housing
  3. Transportation/Circulation
  4. Air Quality
  5. Noise
  6. Geologic and Seismic Hazards
  7. Hydrology and Drainage
  8. Parks and Recreation
  9. Public Health and Safety
  10. Cumulative Impacts
  11. Alternatives to the Proposed Action
  12. Growth-inducing Impacts of the Proposed Action
  13. Effects Found not to be Significant
  14. Significant Environmental Effects Which Cannot be Avoided if the Proposed Action is Implemented
  15. Significant Irreversible Environmental Changes Which Would Occur if the Proposed Action is Implemented


Mitigation Monitoring Program

Comments and Responses

Lot Line Adjustments

A Lot Line Adjustment is a procedure which can be used, under certain specified circumstances, as a method for making minor revisions to property lines between two or more existing parcels. The Lot Line Adjustment is not a procedure for subdividing property and may not create more parcels than what originally existed.

Applications for Lot Line Adjustments - Lot Line Adjustment applications are submitted to the County of Orange Surveyor's Office for review and comment. Once the County Surveyor has reviewed the application, if it is technically correct, the County Surveyor will send a letter to the Director of Community Development and Director of Public Works requesting approval.

Once the letter is received by the Director, the document will be reviewed for final compliance with the City of Cypress Cypress Municipal Code. The municipal code delegates authority for approval of Lot Line Adjustments to the Director of Public Works and Director of Community Development. Once approved by the City there will be a ten day waiting period for any appeal pursuant to the municipal code. If no appeal is filed, the approved Lot Line Adjustment application will be sent to the County Surveyor's office for recordation.

When a Lot Line Adjustment is approved by the Directors, it will be posted for 10 days after approval on this page.

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