The mission of the Community Development Department (CDD) is to enhance the historic character and diversity of the City of Castroville while supporting sustainable growth that expands opportunities for residents, enables a high quality of life within the community, and contributes to a healthy living environment. The Community Development Department strives to ensure that development takes place in a safe and community conscious manner through the department’s planning, permitting, inspection, and code enforcement activities.
The Community Development Department activities encompass planning and urban design, neighborhood planning, zoning and development review, permitting, building code enforcement, historic preservation, and staff support to various boards and commissions. The staff provides planning services that enhance the overall living environment of Castroville's population. The Department strives both to enhance relationships with residents and neighborhood organizations and to expand participation in the planning process by providing information and technical assistance to the City's residents, property owners, neighborhood groups and developers. The Community Development Department works closely with developers to ensure positive growth and economic development for Castroville.