Planning & Development

The Planning & Development Division serves the city in three major capacities. The first is to promote economic vitality within the city through job retention and growth, industrial development and redevelopment, and fostering partnership in the business community. The division also plans for the city’s future through long range planning activities related to transportation, development, housing, environment, and neighborhood design through land use and zoning regulation. Finally, our work to administer entitlement funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development includes the identification of community needs, development of community priorities, and recommendation of funding to meet low- and moderate-income needs in the city.