Figuring out zoning logistics involving Stockton real estate
Purchasing undeveloped lots or land parcels from the Stockton real estate listings could turn out to be a viable investment in your financial future. If you do intend to take the plunge and buy land in Stockton, you will need to have a thorough understanding of the city's zoning policies.
You can get started by checking out the website for the Planning & Engineering division of the City of Stockton's Community Development Department. First, look at the citywide and index maps indicating the zoning designations for every property in the city, and match this information to the address of the land you've either bought or hope to buy.
Once you've determined zoning, you can figure out if the designation matches up to how you intend to develop the property. If it doesn't, you will need to download and complete a rezoning application form and then submit it to the Planning & Engineering Division with the requisite fee.
The Planning Commission and City Council of Stockton will have to approve any rezoning requests. The revised intent for the land must meet a number of standards, including environmental concerns.