Current Planning Projects/Builders Forum

Builders Forum (April 19, 2018)

On April 19, 2018, the City of Merced Development Services Department hosted a Builders Forum to share information about development activity and opportunities in the City of Merced.  The City was very pleased with the turnout for the event, with  approximately 100 individuals representing the local building industry and real estate professionals in attendance. 

Director of Development Services Scott McBride shared information about local building activity and opportunities for investment.  Guest presenters included Mayor Mike Murphy discussing the State of the City; Loren Gonella discussing local real estate trends and needs; Richard Cummings discussing UC Merced's 2020 project; John Beckman discussing the Greater Valley Building Industry Association (BIA) and updates on residential construction; and Frank Quintero discussing Downtown Merced projects and economic development opportunities.   Please see the "Builders Forum" folder below to download copies of the presentations, maps, and handouts.

Current Planning Projects/Planning Division Achievements

Below are two reports that list the Planning Division's achievements for the Fiscal Years 2016-17 and 2017-18.  Also, below is a map and list of current Planning projects as of March 2018.  Please contact the Planning staff at (209) 385-6858 if you have questions.