The Planning Department processes land use applications, provides public information related to zoning, mapping and subdivision regulations; prepares and reviews long-range plans, policies and programs that promote land use policy established by the City Council and Planning Commission; maintains a comprehensive general plan in addition to Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances; issues construction permits for individual developments that implement all the regulations and conditions placed on the property; and administers an Historic District grant program.

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On August 6, 2015, the City Council directed the Planning Department to move forward with a pending ordinance. The purpose of the pending ordinance is to expand the Historic Sites Inventory criteria to include the following terms:

• any structure that has received a historic grant from the City;

• has previously been on the Historic Site Inventory or listed as significant or contributory on any recognizant or other historic survey;

• or despite non-historic additions retain its historic scale, context, materials in a manner and degree which can reasonably be restored to historic form.

In addition, the pending ordinance is to also amend Land Management Code to include demolition permits for all structures in a Historic District to be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Board.

Pending Ordinance Click here!

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