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  Zoning, Maps, and Setbacks

Municipal Code Online (Hosted Offsite By Code Publishing Inc.)

The City of Walnut Creek is divided into base districts or zones within which permitted and conditionally permitted land uses are established. Each standard zoning district contains regulations that govern the lot size, building bulk, placement, and other development standards such as building height, parking requirements, and specific land use regulations. Requirements vary from district to district, but they must be uniform and applied consistently within each district unless a Variance is granted.

The Municipal Code is available online using the link above. The zoning regulations within the Municipal Code may be viewed by selecting the following:

Frequently Accessed Zoning Regulations:

 Summary of Use Classifications. A cross-reference table showing a land use in relation to where it is permitted, conditionally, permitted, or not allowed.

Parking Requirements

    Zoning Maps  

    Unincorporated Walnut Creek
    Portions of the Walnut Creek area are located outside of the City Limit and under the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. These neighborhoods include the Northgate area, the Saranap area, Pleasant Hill BART Station vicinity, and portions of Walnut Heights.  For zoning information, contact County Planning at (925) 335-1360 or visit the Contra Costa County Map and Property Information site.

    Planned Development (PD) Zoning Districts
    Planned Development (PD) zoning districts were extensively used in the 1960s and 1970s as a tool to recognize not all properties or proposed developments fit into standard districts. PD zoning also provide flexibility for the City to tailor master planned developments in order to preserve open space, create recreational opportunities, and assemble land uses which would not have otherwise been allowed. The City of Walnut Creek has over 100 PD districts whose approving ordinances are available for review.

     Planned Development Zoning Index


    Overlay Zoning Districts
    O-1 -  Lennon Lane at Shadelands Business Park   O-12 - Walden Road to Oak Road Multifamily
    O-2 -  Sunnyvale Avenue O-13 - Country Lane
    O-3 -  Ygnacio Valley Road and Lacassie Avenue O-14 - Chaparral
    O-4 -  185 La Casa Via (Repealed) O-15 - Weber & Wasko
    O-5 -  Iron Horse Trail Setback O-16 - Natural Creek Area from Ygnacio Valley Road to Rudgear Road
    O-6 -  Countrywood Shopping Center O-17 - N/a
    O-7 -  Interland at Shadelands Business Park O-18 - Bancroft Village Area
    O-8 -  Lockwood at North Gate Road O-19 - The Mansion Bed & Breakfast
    O-9 -  1651 Oak Grove Road O-20 - Stow Avenue
    O-10 - San Miguel Elementary School (Expired) O-21 - 1224 Lincoln Avenue
    O-11 - 2099 Mount Diablo Blvd O-22 - Carina Court Single Family Homes