Planning Department

The Planning Department reviews development proposals with the guidance of the Comprehensive Plan and the city Code. The Comprehensive Plan is the city's long-range guide to how property should be developed or redeveloped. The City Code regulates many aspects of land-use including the type of use, requirements, setbacks, and general standards.

The department also meets with builders and land owners regarding development, reviews sign permit applications, inspects single-family rental properties, and enforces code violations.

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Requests for variances, conditional use permits, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning changes and site plans require review from the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council approval. Staff serves as a liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Economic Development Authority, and the Open Space Committee.