Zoning

ZONING

Zoning regulations are an important tool used to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the city. Zoning creates standards for the location, size, and use of buildings, structures, and land.

Rezoning Process & Text Amendment Change

In order to change the zoning of ones property, the property owner must submit a rezoning request to the Department of Development Services. The Planning Staff then conducts an analysis of the subject site and presents the findings at the appropriate Planning Board meeting. The Planning Board takes action on the staff report and forwards a written recommendation to City Council. City Council then votes to approve or deny the request at appropriate council meeting.

A text amendment change to the Land Development Code (LDC) can be requested by anyone. The proposed text amendment must be submitted to the Department of Development Services. The Department of Development Services will present the request attached with a staff recommendation to the Planning Board. The Planning Board takes action on the amendment and forwards a recommendation to City Council. City Council then votes to approve or deny the text amendment change.

Land Use

Use categories are designed to classify land uses and activities into common use categories based on functions, product, or physical characteristics. Characteristics include the type, size, quantity or impacts of activity; the type of customers or residents; how goods or services are sold or delivered and site conditions. The use categories provide a systematic basis for assigning present and future land uses into appropriate zoning districts.