Menifee City Council adopts new development code


MENIFEE – The Menifee City Council voted to adopt the final version of the city’s updated development code at a Dec. 18 city council meeting. The new zoning code will be effective 30 days after formal adoption and can be viewed on the city’s website.

The city’s previous ordinances guiding development were prepared for Riverside County before incorporation and were updated to more accurately reflect and properly implement the city’s general plan, adopted in 2013.

“The new Menifee-specific zoning, subdivision and grading ordinances are more consistent with our general plan,” Cheryl Kitzerow, director of community development, said. “These regulations are designed to be user-friendly to help the city and applicants achieve the vision, goals and objectives set forth by the general plan while establishing clear procedures for the development review process.”

Over the last several months, city staff has prepared the comprehensive updates through a structured process that included: stakeholder interviews and workshops; development code analysis; planning commission and city council study sessions and workshops; preparation of draft zoning, subdivision and grading ordinances and public hearings.

For questions or for more information, contact the Community Development Department at (951) 672-6777 or

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