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Community Development

Community Development works to ensure our quality of life is maintained in a fiscally responsible and sustainable manner. Our department is made up of a Planning and Building Division. Our Building Division reviews plans and inspects buildings to ensure Astoria residents and guests are safe in any building they walk into. Our Planning Division processes land use applications and works with five commissions. They also work to plan for Astoria’s future by engaging in economic development activities and administering urban renewal districts.

As no two projects are alike, please contact the Community Development Department before starting your next home project. We would enjoy collaborating with you to help make your project a success and can arrange for you to meet with multiple city departments at once to discuss your plans and determine the best steps forward.

The Department provides staff support to: 
Planning Commission (APC),
Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC),
Design Review Commission (DRC), and
Astoria Development Commission (ADC) .

The Department administers the City Comprehensive Plan, the Development Code, and the Zoning map. The Department also administers the City’s Building Inspection Program

The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


  • Phone us at: (503) 338-5183
  • Fax us at: (503) 338-6538
  • E-mail us at: planning@astoria.or.us
  • Walk-in at: Astoria City Hall, 1095 Duane Street, Astoria, OR 97103


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