Planning & Zoning


The Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for all land-use planning functions of the city. Our purpose is to facilitate the most appropriate use of land within the city. This is done by respecting the balance between property rights, economic development, and environmental protection. Park and Open Space Planning is also one of the responsibilities of this department.

Current Planning

Planning staff processes development applications, reviews plans, conducts site visits, and performs historical research. Staff members also compile a report and recommendation for the Plan Commission and Common Council. Types of applications that are reviewed include:

  • Conceptual project overviews
  • Conditional uses
  • Home occupations
  • Land divisions
  • Planned unit developments
  • Re-occupancies
  • Rezonings
  • Signs
  • Subdivisions
  • Use approvals