Planning and Zoning

The Planning Department is primarily responsible for:

  • Management of land use entitlement within the City
  • General zoning requests and land use inquires
  • Coordination of public hearing processes for all proposed land development projects and applications
  • Review of development plans and permits
  • Special projects, long-term land use, urban design, and planning activities
  • Planning and land use education
  • Mapping: Geographic Information Services (GIS)

The department also tracks statistical information such as population estimates and other relevant demographic information. Planning staff also perform inspections and enforce zoning regulations, and site development plans in addition to processing general zoning requests.  The links provided on the left will lead you to further information about sub-topics of interest.


2024 Comprehensive Plan Update

In 2024, the department will be working with consultants from Cushing Terrell who were hired by City Council to update the Comprehensive Plan for the City. working This plan will guide decision making and help implement a shared vision for the community. You’ll find information about the project and how to get involved on the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update website.