|Planning and Zoning is responsible for ensuring that new and existing development is attractive, orderly and compatible with the character of the City. Planning project managers coordinate inter-Departmental review of development applications for neighborhood and City impact, and review submitted applications for compliance with the City’s Master Plan and neighborhood plans, the Zoning Ordinance and other relevant codes, policies and previous approvals as required. Planning and Zoning is responsible for interpreting and administering the Zoning Ordinance as it applies throughout the City, including review of building and occupancy permits for compliance. |
The Long Range Planning & Implementation Division develops, oversees and coordinates the implementation of long-range planning for the City and participates in relevant County, regional and State planning efforts. The Division prepares and coordinates implementation of the City Master Plan, neighborhood plans, and other special plans.
The Inspection Services Division (ISD) ensures the safety and compliance of buildings to code requirements and maintains the value of property by permitting and inspecting construction, enforcing the zoning ordinance and enforcing fire safety codes.Historic preservation planners and the Historic District Commission promote the City’s goal of preserving historic resources by conducting research on properties, reviewing exterior changes to designated historic buildings and environmental settings, assisting property owners with financial incentives and promoting heritage tourism.