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Conceptual Development Review (CDR)

Updated: Dec. 5, 2022

A Conceptual Development Review (CDR)  is a forum that allows City staff from various departments to analyze a preliminary project and provide feedback on potential concerns and suggestions for possible improvements before a formal application is submitted. This development review application is not considered a Preliminary Application for purposes of Senate Bill 330.

Submitting an Application:

  1. Contact a City of Hayward Planner: Contact a planner by emailing or calling (510) 583-4216 to discuss if Conceptual Development Review is right for your project. Please include the project address and a detailed description of your project. 
  2. Register for an e-Permit Portal account: You must be a registered user of the Hayward e-Permit Portal before you can submit your application. Learn more about how to register on our e-Permit Portal help page.
  3. Apply for your Plan Type: Using the e-Permit Portal, apply for your Plan by completing the online application and attaching the required submittal materials. Learn more about how to apply for a Plan on our e-Permit Portal help page.

Required Submittal Materials:

The submittal items below are required for this project type. A list of all the submittal requirements can be found in the Development Permit Checklist in Handouts. 

  • Architectural Plans: Existing and proposed site plan, floor plans, and elevations and Project Data. (See Development Permit Checklist in Handouts for specifics) 
    Any additional submittal items that can be provided (i.e Project Narrative, Topographic Survery, Landscape Plans, Grading & Drainage Plans) are encouraged, as they enable staff to provide more helpful and in-depth feedback. 

Project Review:

Applicants will be notified by email or can login to the e-Permit Portal for updates on their application. CDRs typically take one month to process but can vary depending on staff workload.

Paying Fees:

There is no charge for the a CDR. However, they are limited to one per project and/or site. 

Is this available in the e-Permit Portal: 
Plan Type: