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The Planning Division serves the public by providing information to elected and other city officials to assist them in making decisions about growth and development of the city. The division is responsible for enforcing land use regulations, developing long-range plans to meet future citywide needs and guiding physical development in the city.

The Planning Division performs the following duties:

  • Apply design guidelines to the D-1 Downtown Zoning District
  • Coordinate all new development site plan reviews
  • Develop long-range growth strategies
  • Manage rezoning and PUD requests, conditional use permits and subdivision applications
  • Prepare and maintain the land use plan, thoroughfare plan and comprehensive plan
  • Prepare long-range and area plans
  • Provide geographic information systems (GIS) support
  • Provide support staff to Planning Commission and Design Review Committee
  • Update the zoning ordinance