Planning staff's primary function is the preparation and implementation of the city's Comprehensive Plan, which provides a long-range plan for all development and operations of the city and carries out the vision for the community's future. Staff advises the Planning and Zoning Board and City Council on all planning and land use issues. They oversee all land use, transportation, zoning amendments, and capital improvements that would affect the implementation of the plan. Staff reviews plats and other land subdivisions, site plans for commercial and industrial buildings, rezoning requests, variances, conditional use permits, and other land use issues.
Permits and Forms Do you need a Conditional Use Permit, Site Plan Review or Home Occupation Permit? Are you interested in subdividing or rezoning your property? Find applications, checklists and handout information.
Comprehensive Plan Are you interested in the City's long-range vision for future development? Looking for the City's Future Land Use Map or Park, Greenway and Trail Plan? The Comprehensive Plan provides a long-range plan for all development and operations of the city and carries out the vision for the community's future.
Land Use Regulations Do you have questions about developing or subdividing your property? Are you looking for setback information? What can I build on my property? Looking for the City's Zoning Map? The Land Use Regulations section includes the City's zoning, subdivision, shoreland, floodplain and sign ordinance.
Planning Studies In addition to the City's Comprehensive Plan, individual studies are often completed by the City or another agency to better analyze site-specific projects or issues.