The Planning Department plans for the future of the City by crafting a compelling, forward-looking vision. We proactively facilitate redevelopment through strong planning and project management; plan and implement beautiful public spaces and world-class amenities; and support vibrant commercial areas and neighborhoods.
The Department provides support for current and long-range planning studies, including:
New home construction
Transit-oriented development plans
Zoning Code modifications
Boards & Commissions
The Department also preserves the existing historic character of the City by maintaining thoughtful citizen review processes through the Board of Zoning Appeals, the City Planning Commission, the Architectural Board of Review, the Landmark Commission, and the Public Art Committee. These boards promote health and safety; preserve aesthetic quality; and encourage property owners to invest in and maintain their properties so that they meet the highest quality standards.
The Department administers the zoning code and provides support for planning studies on a wide variety of topics, including comprehensive/strategic planning, transit-oriented development, bicycle/pedestrian planning, traffic studies, public art, streetscape and parks.
View and download documents relating to city plans.