Since its incorporation in 1960, the unprecedented growth of San Dimas has transformed the City from an essentially rural area to a well-balanced community offering industrial, commercial, and residential living. In addition to the 1,700 acre Frank G. Bonelli Recreational Area which lies within the City boundaries, there are many parks such as San Dimas Canyon Park, a city-owned golf course (San Dimas Canyon Golf Club), and over 27 miles of equestrian trails for riding. The city services include an extensive recreational program for youth and for senior citizens, and the City boasts a new modern City Hall, with excellent provisions made for County Sheriff and Fire Departments, along with a fine Los Angeles County Library and Engineering Regional Office.
What are Zones?
Zoning divides the land in a community into different areas or “zones.” Zoning regulates what uses can go in what zone. For example, housing goes in areas zoned for residential uses. The goal of zoning is for neighboring land uses to be compatible with one another. Residential uses, for example, generally are not compatible with industrial uses.
Zoning rules can also set building and other standards. Examples include standards for building height, setbacks, parking areas, signage styles, and landscaping. Zoning rules may also say how much of a certain use is allowed (for example, a density of 4 residential units per acre).
Sometimes certain kinds of uses within a particular zone are allowed, but only with special conditions and/or restrictions and public review. The “Conditional Use Permit” process is an example of this situation.
Click HERE to download the Zoning Map. This full-color map indicates where certain land uses are permitted.
For More Information
For further zoning assistance, contact the Planning Division at 909.394.6250.
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