The Planning and Land Use Department's mission is to provide expert land use, planning, and development guidance and regulation that supports the goals of the community. The department achieves this by providing creative problem-solving and customer service-oriented support and administration related to the City's Land Development Code, building codes, and policies. We do this with integrity, honesty, impartiality, and transparency while advancing equity and inclusion, information access and sharing, and community engagement opportunities.
Description of Services
The Planning and Land Use Department’s activities involve safeguarding the health, safety, and wellness of our community and helping to shape a more sustainable and harmonious built environment for all residents. These goals are achieved by processing Land Use activities through extensive coordination with customers, other City departments, external agencies, and the community to review and approve planning and development activities within the City, by responding to community concerns, and by ensuring compliance with policies and regulations adopted to protect the health and safety of our community members. The department is also charged with promoting sound planning and development practices to steward our precious resources, protecting the rich history of our urban area, and envisioning the future through the implementation of forward-thinking policies and plans that come out of inclusive conversations with the community.