Planning & Zoning


The Planning Department plays a vital role in the present and future development of the City. The department's goals is to achieve an improved quality-of-life within the City with each property going through the development or improvement process.

The Department continues to achieve its goal by accomplishing the revision of the Subdivision Ordinance, as well as creating the Town Center Overlay District in January 2008, in the City's desire to attract quality developers. The Department is currently working on revising the Comprehensive Plan and the Highway Overlay District.

The Department also works with developers and property owners to ensure all the City's Code of Ordinances and State law requirements are met when developing or improving their properties. Zoning-related matters and inquiries are also handled through this department.

The Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the Board of Adjustments are under the direction of the City staff in this department.