MFR Guidelines for Public Review  -- Please click on this link to access the Draft Multi-Family Residential Design Guidelines booklet.  The Planning Department will be accepting email comments on this draft through May 20, 2020.  As soon as we are able, a 2nd study session with the Planning Commission will be scheduled to discuss the draft booklet.  Email comments can be sent to Matthew Bassi, Planning Director at Thank you for your participation.

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, general public and development community via our zoning counter.  Special Notice:  Our public information counter is currently closed to public access until further notice due to the COVID-19 restrictions.   Our standard public 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. 241.  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 


The Planning Department has recently launched 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 our land use and zoning desk at (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241 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.

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

Long Range Planning Division:
The long range 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.

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 Matthew Bassi, Planning Director at (951) 677-7751, Ext. 213.

Planning Department Staff Team

Matthew C. Bassi Matthew C. Bassi
Planning Director
Phone: 951-677-7751, Ext. 213

Mark Teague, AICP
Asst. Planning Dir./CEQA Manager, PlaceWorks
Phone: (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241

Robert Kain
Senior Planner, PlaceWorks
Phone: (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241

Danielle Clendening
Assistant Planner, PlaceWorks
Phone: (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241
Abdu Lachgar
Associate Planner, Michael Baker
Phone: (951) 677-7751, Ext. 241

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

Mark Teague, AICP
Associate Principal

PlaceWorks, Inc.
Phone: (619) 299-2700

Ross Geller, Principal
Applied Planning, Inc.
Phone: (909) 937-0333

Bob Stark, AICP
Michael Baker International
Phone: (858) 527-7829

Stephanie Standerfer, Vice President
Albert A. Webb Associates
Phone: (951) 686-1070

Michael E. Houlihan, AICP
ESA Associates, Inc.
Phone: (213) 599-4300

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.
Phone: (909) 484-2800

Fausto Reyes, President
LandArq, Inc.
Phone: (909) 259-9428

Special Note:  The Planning Department is only accepting "Electronic Project Application Submittals" for all development projects and payment of processing fees at this time due to COVID-19.  We are not accepting applications in person or via mail.  It is important to contact Matthew Bassi for details at or  at (951) 677-7751, Ext. 213.  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

 MFR Guidelines for Public Review

Wildomar Housing Element-Certified

Subscribe to Agenda Mailing List

Planning Department Maps-Exhibits

Wildomar Strategic Visioning Plan

  Wildomar/Rivco General Plan 2003  


Wildomar General Plan Land Use Map

Adopted Local CEQA Guidelines

Planning Director Meetings

Wildomar Zoning Map

Wildomar Residential Design Standards

DH Agendas & Minutes

Wildomar Aerial Map

Wildomar Commercial Design Standards

Subscribe to Agenda Mailing List

MSHCP Boundary Map

Water Efficient Landscape Manual



Wildomar Old Town Vision-Booklet

Environmental Documents Center

City Approved Development Projects

Wildomar Old Town Vision-Appendix

Environmental Documents

Development Projects

Wildomar DIF Impact Study



Cumulative Development Projects Matrix

City Adopted CEQA EIR's & MND's


EIR's & MND's





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