The Land and Development Department was created to more effectively and efficiently manage the city’s increase in development, plan review and zoning applications. The department will lead and enhance land development by promoting creative solutions to encourage quality growth as prioritized by City Council.
This department reviews, approves, and permits private development and annexation applications, including major and minor site plans for residential and commercial development. Land and Development also includes administration, interpretation, and enforcement of land development ordinances, as well as preparing ordinances and legislation for land use and zoning matters. Staff collaborate with City Council, the development community, and city staff on strategies to manage growth effectively.