Planning Department

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The mission of the Planning Department is to facilitate the physical growth and development of the City in a sustainable manner that reflects its unique and vibrant character. To accomplish this, we manage long-range plans that reflects the needs and desires of the community, develop ordinances and policies that effectively implement these plans, and thoroughly process and review land development proposals and applications. We work closely with land developers and builders to ensure compliance with all City codes, ordinances, and policies. In doing so, we help to establish safe and attractive residential neighborhoods and businesses.

  1. Articles of Interest
  1. Drop the Ballyhoo: Where Do Educated Millennials Actually Live?

    A common narrative about Millennials: their preference for urban environments like San Francisco and New York City. To what degree is the stereotype real?

  2. Embedded Planning Movement Gains Traction

    Jonathan Pacheco Bell chronicles the growth of a movement he created.

  3. Census Releases New City Population Change Estimates

    The U.S. Census released new population and housing units estimates for cities today. Phoenix added more residents between July 2017 and July 2018 than any city in the country.

  4. Zoning Changes Produce Quick Development Results in a Colorado Town

    In September, the city of Longmont, Colorado approved new land use and zoning laws. By April, developers were proposing thousands of residential units and hundreds of thousands of square feet in commercial space.