Development Services

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Comprehensive Plan Update 

The update to the City’s comprehensive plan is in the plan development stage. During this phase, the planning team will develop an initial draft of the plan. This will entail crafting a vision statement, goals and objectives, and implementation strategies.  The final document is projected to be completed by summer, with a public open house scheduled for this spring to obtain additional feedback from the community. 

The planning team has spent the fall and early winter gathering input and feedback from residents, property owners, business owners and City officials. This information will be used to assist in the development of the plan.  Four commons themes have emerged from the public input process:  1) better connectivity and walkability, 2) design guidelines for commercial areas, 3) property maintenance, and 4) enhanced parks and open space.

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New Developments in Fairfield

A Revised Concept and Final Development Plan application was submitted to construct a new Chick-fil-A restaurant and future retail center. The proposed project is to be located in front of the Meijer Store on North Gilmore Road. Planning Commission approved the request at the October 10, 2018 meeting. 

ChickFilA Elevation

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The City of Fairfield Development Services Department is comprised of 3 divisions, including Economic Development, Planning, and Building & Zoning. The Department is responsible for all building and site plan reviews, comprehensive city planning, economic development, flood zone administration, building permits and inspections, and property maintenance inspections.

The Department is devoted to growing, maintaining, and enhancing Fairfield’s commercial and residential base. Staff prides itself on being business-friendly, with a sharp focus on customer service. The Department also provides support and guidance for City Council, Planning Commission, and the Board of Zoning Appeals.