About City Planning & Buildings

About City Planning & Buildings


"To create an aesthetic, vibrant urban center, that is a model for cities nationwide."


"To utilize creative planning principles, to guide land use while ensuring excellent customer service and fostering safe and sustainable building development."

The Department of City Planning and Buildings is a unified, high-performance team that guides land use, zoning and preservation of historic structures, facilitates building permitting and construction inspection.

Through sound planning practices, the department ensures that our great city is enriched with vitality, thrives as an urban center and is a model to other cities nationwide.