Development Process

City staff is focused on helping you achieve your goals and finish your project as quickly and efficiently as possible. Check out our step-by-step overview of the property development process before you get started.

Curious about a particular parcel, or considering a project in a specific area of the city? Check out our Hayward Prospector GIS portal for land use and zoning, parcel information, demographics, business statistics, and much more.
Opportunity Zone Graphic

A new tool for providing tax incentives for reinvestment of capital gains, Opportunity Zones have the potential to be a major catalyst for community and economic development. Discover Hayward’s Opportunity Zones and the potential for growth in the City.
Development Dashboard

Curious about major projects currently underway in the city? Dive into our new Development Dashboard to find out what's on the horizon. See major projects currently underway and a full range of active planning applications throughout the city.