Planning & Development Department

Purpose & Responsibilities

The Planning and Development Department manages the growth of the City by implementing and maintaining the City's long-range vision, the Long Range Master Plan; administering the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and Design Standards relative to residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and civic development; administering the adopted International Codes; conducting studies and plans on existing and future community conditions and needs; and assisting with economic retention, attraction and expansion. The Planning Department is also responsible for updating and maintaining the City's official land use and zoning maps.  The Department is comprised of three sections:  Planning and Zoning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Inspections.