San Francisco Planning Department


The mission of the San Francisco Planning Department, under the direction of the Planning Commission, shapes the future of San Francisco and the region by: generating an extraordinary vision for the General Plan and in neighborhood plans; fostering exemplary design through planning controls; improving our surroundings through environmental analysis; preserving our unique heritage; encouraging a broad range of housing and a diverse job base; and enforcing the Planning Code.

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See the Planning Department’s webpage that provides information on current projects, such as the Citywide Historic Resources Survey, Racial & Social Equity Initiative, Cultural Districts, Legacy Businesses, and Walking Tour pamphlets of City Landmark Districts. Have questions? Just click the “Ask a Planner” button to reach a City Planner directly.