Community Development

he Community Development Department is responsible for:

  • long-term physical planning functions
  • short-term physical planning
    • review of new development and redevelopment to ensure that they meet Zoning Code requirements
    • review of signs (both permanent and temporary) 
    • review of fences 
    • review of occupancy permits 
    • review of other types of applications, such as variance requests and conditional use permits 
  • ensuring that existing development remains compliant with the Zoning Code
  • providing  technical guidance to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, and the City Council
  • administration of various state and federal grant programs
  • conducting special studies including census and demographic data
  • revising development codes

Zoning Code Update

The city is reviewing its current Zoning Code and is seeking public input. The final draft of the new Zoning Code can be reviewed here.