The Planning Division strives to enhance and maintain the City's physical environment through the effective use of the General Plan and Zoning Code, and the Property Maintenance Ordinance, which provides a solid foundation for an excellent quality of life for the residents of Rosemead. The Division is also responsible for providing services that promote the community's short and long term development interests in maintaining Rosemead's expectation of high standards of development in residential, commercial, and industrial areas, along with providing staff assistance to the City Council and Planning Commission.


The General Plan was amended on April 13, 2010. Click here to download the most recent version of the General Plan. On February 13, 2018, the Land Use and Circulation Elements of the General Plan was amended. To view the amended elements, click here: Amendments to GP - Part I, and Amendments to GP - Part IIOn July 23, 2021,the Land Use Element was amended as the Freeway Corridor Mixed-Use Overlay (FCMU) was adopted. To view the amended Land Use Element, click here: Amendments to GP - FCMU

The Housing Element was certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on August 1, 2022. Click here to access and learn more about the Housing Element (Planning Cycle 2021-2029).