Planning and Zoning

Planning Image 140x166The mission of the Planning and Zoning Section is to assist staff, officials, citizens and developers by providing accurate information on the City General Plan and development regulations and processes.

A major function of the Planning & Zoning Section is to periodically review and incorporate changes to the General Plan as the city changes and grows. This is formally accomplished by updating the city’s General Plan. Click on links to the right to view the General Plan and 2015 General Plan Amendment.

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) is responsible for the City's GIS database.  GIS is a geographic information system that integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.  The division provides geographic information support for internal and public inquiries.  

The Planning & Zoning Commission is a five-member board appointed by the City Council to hear and recommend action on plan amendments, rezoning, site plans, conditional uses, and preliminary plats.