About City Planning

About City Planning

VISION:

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

MISSION:

"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 is a high-performance team that guides land use and zoning. Through sound planning practices, City Planning ensures that our great city is enriched with vitality, thrives as an urban center, and is a model to other cities nationwide.

 

The Department of City Planning:

  • Develops and administers the Zoning Code, Subdivision Rules and Regulations, and other land use regulatory processes.
  • Staffs the City Planning Commission.
  • Provides demographic, mapping, and analysis services.
  • Develops special plans, including the Comprehensive Plan, Consolidated Plan, Urban Renewal Plans, Community Plans, and Tax Increment Financing plans.
  • Manages federally funded program reviews, including environmental reviews of projects.
  • Processes zone change applications.
  • Manages Planned Developments and Interim Development Control Overlay Districts.
  • Assists other City Departments with special projects as assigned.