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 II

On 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

On January 11, 2022, the Public Safety Element was amended in compliance with recent state legislation related to safety elements, including Senate Bill (SB 379) which requires general plan safety elements to be revised and updated to include climate adaptation and resiliency strategies at the time of the next general plan revision. In addition, environmental justice policies have been added to the General Plan and are located within the  Public Safety Element update. To view the amended Public Safety Element, click here: Amendments to GP - Public Safety Element

 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).