Situated in the San Gabriel Valley, Irwindale is a small city with a population of approximately 1,422. Unlike its sister cities Vernon and Industry, Irwindale is a full-service city with neighborhoods boasting a variety of amenities such as a skate park, teen center, public gymnasium and a senior center.

The city presents tons of residential and commercial project development opportunities. If you’re thinking of starting a development project in the City of Irwindale, then now is the best time.

To get started, schedule an appointment with their planning division personnel by calling on 1-626-430-2208 or you can have one of our team members meet their official and plan your project smoothly. The planning division office is located on; 1610 Arrow Hwy Street.

The Eden Group has worked with the city’s planning division on many projects. We know where and who to go to, to get relevant assistance needed. The planning division is a vital part of the Community Development Department, responsible for short and long range planning programs. The division assists in ensuring that new and remodeling projects are in compliance with their land use regulations and beneficial to the community. The official of the planning division can answer all your inquiries and review your development project too.

However, the quest of getting proposals approved and obtaining permits can be daunting. This is what we can help you with. We have a team of experienced structural engineers in the City of Irwindale that can lead and supervise your project and make sure it is executed timely and meets your expectations.


Building in city of Irwindale:

The Irwindale General Plan acts as a guide for upcoming development and planning in the City. The policies and strategies in this General Plan are intended to influence the community’s physical development and reveal the City’s future vision.

The objective of the zoning code is to encourage, categorize, designate, control, and restrict in order to allow the highest and best use of buildings, structures, and land; to serve the needs of agricultural, residential, commercial, and industrial developments within the city; to regulate and limit the height, the number of floors, size, and placement of buildings and other structures; to control and limit the density of population; to facilitate suitable provisions for communities.

The goal of the planned development district is to promote innovative and efficient land use and to allow for more design flexibility for integrated developments than would otherwise be feasible due to the stringent enforcement of zoning and planning laws.

To carry out the goals of the code, the following zones are formed inside the city:

The R Residential Zones were established to allow for the development of residential regions inside the city with various population densities.

The OS open space zone is established to provide zoning regulations and requirements to control open space areas in the city that are compatible with the open space/easements land use specified by the general plan.

The A-1 Agricultural Zone was established to safeguard farmland against incompatible activities that would jeopardize the area’s long-term economic sustainability.

The C-P Commercial Professional office zone aims to create a cohesive office and professional area where all relevant uses and amenities may be situated.

The C-1 Commercial Zone’s purpose is to create centers for quick shopping in residential areas designed and managed to the degree that each one will offer a necessary service to the area where it is situated.

The C-2 Heavy Commercial Zone was created to enable the growth of concentrated large-scale retail businesses offering a variety of goods and services to the market region.

The C-3 Heavy Business-Residential Zone offers spaces for commercial applications that demand intense service and are primarily nonretail in nature, some of which need outside activities or storage facilities.

The C-M Commercial Manufacturing Zone was created to provide opportunities consistent with the General Plan for uses that combine commercial and industrial characteristics as well as for specific commercial uses that call for large display or storage areas.

You can find the zoning map in the Knowledge Center.


City of Irwindale – Planning Department:

The Planning Division is dedicated to assisting in shaping Irwindale’s future and is a crucial component of the City’s Community Development Department. The division contributes to guiding and influencing land use development through a combination of short- and long-term planning projects. Through such planning initiatives, the division helps to facilitate and encourage land uses that are useful to the community, sustainable, and compatible.

The following services are provided by the department:

  • Creates and executes goals, guidelines, and action plans about neighborhood concerns such as housing, land use, resource conservation, open space, mining, transit, and circulation.
  • Studies to update city policies in response to modifications to state legislation, resource availability, and community objectives.
  • In charge of creating and maintaining the general plan required by the state
  • encourages community and public involvement in planning concerns
  • Coordinates efforts to implement long-term planning plans with those of the city’s various departments.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and offers suggestions on plans for development and design submitted by private owners and governmental organizations.
  • Oversees environmental evaluation procedures in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • Ensures that every construction is compliant with the city’s redevelopment region.
  • Offers permit services and public information at the public counter.
  • Responds to inquiries from property owners, applicants, and other community members on zoning, the general plan, the site plan, the design standards, and other municipal development matters.
  • Examines development plans to ensure they adhere to zoning regulations and design development standards.
  • Creates the appropriate zoning map and ordinance modifications.
  • Develops land use project ideas for the Planning Commission’s approval or recommendation.


City of Irwindale – Building and Safety Department:

The department is responsible for administrating and enforcing city, state, and federal building and safety codes. By regulating and controlling the construction, quality of materials, usage, occupancy, placement, and upkeep of all buildings within its authority, it offers standards to protect life, limb, health, property, and the general welfare. These obligations consist of the following:

  • All new construction, additions, and remodeling
  • Occupancy use
  • Plan review of building plans for new buildings, additions, and remodeling
  • Plan review of all major heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, plumbing, and structural systems
  • Building inspections of framing, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems
  • Building inspections for all life safety issues, including unsafe buildings and structures
  • Issuance of building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical system permits
  • Inspection of Capital Improvement Projects
  • Inspection for new / renewal business licenses
  • Respond to emergencies such as buildings damaged by fire, auto, or natural disasters
  • Plan reviews and reports for the County of Los Angeles Sanitation Department
  • Reports for the County of Los Angeles Assessor’s Department
  • Review projects for Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliance
  • Review projects for T-24 (Energy) compliance
  • Capital improvement project (CIP) management
  • Assistance for applicants with plan check submittals
  • Coordination of plan check routing with other departments and agencies
  • Coordination of approvals for plan review with other departments and agencies
  • Answering code and regulatory questions
  • Processing and issuing building, electrical, mechanical, sewer, plumbing, fire sprinkler, and demolition permits
  • Retrieval of file records for permits.


City of Irwindale – Public Works Department:

The Public Works Department ensures a safe and clean environment for its people, companies, and customers while managing the design, development, operation, and maintenance of Irwindale’s infrastructure and mining industry. By managing the City’s roadways, trees, parks, landscaping, and public facilities in the most effective, efficient, and responsible ways possible, the department hopes to improve the quality of life for both residents and businesses.

The department is made up of the following:

  • Building and Safety
  • Engineering
  • Trash & Recycling
  • Mining
  • Services/Maintenance

The goals of the engineering division are to deliver a high degree of safety in the different Public Works domains in the most effective and cost-effective manner possible. The division’s main priority is safety for the general public, employees, and citizens. The division’s projects are primarily carried out in order to create and maintain the safest possible circumstances around the city.

The City Maintenance Division ensures the preservation of the streets, parks, facilities, and city vehicles.


General Area Summary: 

Irwindale is a city in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County, California. It has a population of over 1,400. Irwindale has a small population and is primarily made up of rock quarries, which provide most of the city’s income.