Development and Zoning Process


The Rezoning section explains how to change your property's zone to use it for a purpose other than the one permitted by the Zoning Ordinance. The City Council, after receiving the recommendations from the Planning and Development Department and the Planning and Zoning Commission, may authorize the change.

Vacating Process

The Vacating Process is a legal process whereby the City relinquishes the public's interest in a street, alley, or subdivision. When a street is created, the owner of the land gives the public the right to drive on that street and when the street is vacated it becomes private property again. The vacation process is the only method available to eliminate a street, alley, or subdivision.


The Subdivisions section explains how to divide or combine parcels of land into 1 or more lots, tracts, or parcels for the purpose of transfer of ownership or building development. In effect, any change in a property description is subject to review under the City's subdivision ordinance.

Planned Developments - Application

This first section of Planned Developments, Application, explains the steps necessary to apply for the approval necessary to create a planned development. A planned development encourages a more creative and imaginative design than is generally not possible under conventional zoning regulations. A planned development differs from conventional zoning by allowing deviations from the zoning ordinance.

Planned Developments - Final Plan

After your planned development is approved by City Council, the Final Plan details the steps you must take before you begin developing your property or making any improvements.

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