Department Responsibilities

The Planning Department's main responsibility is to accommodate growth and development while creating and maintaining a safe and diverse community that conforms to the comprehensive plan of the city. The Planning Department provides the following:

  • Review and approval of development plans and/or site plans
  • Review of applications for variance permits and zoning requests
  • Staff support to the city council and the planning and zoning commission in matters related to zoning and development
  • Information on development standards to those who wish to develop property within the city or its extraterritorial jurisdiction
  • Information regarding current zoning and future land use plan designations for specific pieces of property
  • Maintenance of the city’s zoning map