Planning Divison

Community Development

The planning division's mission is to pro-actively oversee the physical and economic development of the city.

The planning division provides administrative support to the city commission and various boards, most notably, the planning commission, zoning board of appeals, Downtown Development Authority, brownfield redevelopment authority, and community development block grant program.

Staff members provide technical reviews and professional assistance on all phases of development throughout the city. Staff works closely with the business community and residents, answering questions and addressing concerns in an effort to meet the needs of each within the context of the city's plans and ordinances.