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Research and Site Planning

Research and site planning is the initial phase of project development where project proponents research site specific and regulatory information about a proposed project, complete preliminary technical and environmental studies and prepare development plans.

The city offers a number of research services to assist project proponents. City staff will provide further assistance with research of all available city resources.

Certain research activities are not provided by the city and must be obtained from other public and private sources. Examples include property title information, environmental work, consultant and contractor contracts, financial and legal studies.

Project proponents are encouraged to take advantage of the city’s preliminary review process to obtain feedback on project proposals prior to formal application for land use permits.

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Contact Information

Development services office
760-602-2719  Building
760-602-2750 Engineering
760-602-4666 Fire Prevention
760-602-4610 Planning
1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
8 a.m. 5 p.m.