Planning Division

Planning Division

The Planning Division combines the functions of current and advance planning as well as housing and is responsible for managing the orderly growth and development of the community as set forth in the City of Indian Well's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Division is responsible for the City's physical planning, which includes development review, analysis and compliance, environmental review, long range planning, and development policies. Title 20 of the Indian Well's Municipal Code specifies the zoning regulations for the City. Each property is located within a specific zoning district, which determines the allowable land use and applicable zoning standards. The zoning standards regulate building characteristics such as setbacks, building height, etc.

The Planning Division monitors and updates the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and maintains the City demographics and census information. In addition, Economic Development falls under the Planning Division.

For more information visit one of the following links:

Forms and Handouts

Application Forms
Citywide Fee Schedule
HOA List
Residential Building Envelope
Updated Fees
Mills Act Program Application

Planned Sign Program

Callaway Golf Performance Center
Desert Horizons
Indian Wells Country Club
Indian Wells Plaza
Indian Wells Professional Center
Indian Wells Resort Hotel
Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Indian Wells Town Center
Indian Wells Village
La Rocca
Miramonte Resort
Mountain View Villas
Roemer and Harnik Law Offices
Sands Hotel
Southwest Community Church
Village I Commercial Center
Village Plaza
Wall Street West

Economic Development

Economic Snapshot Q4 2018
Economic Snapshot Q3 2018
Economic Snapshot Q2 2018
Economic Snapshot Q1 2018
ULI - TAP Report
ULI - TAP Presentation

Request for Proposals

Indian Wells General Plan RFP

Senior Housing

Indian Wells Villas Contact
Property Manager Diana Arroyo

Mountain View Villas Contact
Property Manager Linda Esposito

Useful Links

City Aerial 1-21-2019
City's General Plan
Fireworks Policy
Green for Life Program
Highway 111 Specific Plan
Indian Wells Street Map with Index
Land Use/Zoning Map
Local CEQA Guidelines
Sign Regulations (Title 17)
Zoning Code (Title 21)

Planning Division Contacts

Department's Direct Line: (760) 776-0229

Community Development Director, Jon Berg

Assistant Planner, Luis Rubalcava

Senior Administrative Assistant, Sonia Hapner