Community Development and Zoning

The City is a planned community whose future is directed by the Master Plan, which is regularly reviewed and updated by the Planning Commission.  

The Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) outlines a schedule of public service expenditures over the ensuing five-year period and beyond. 

Zoning in the City is governed by the Zoning Ordinance, as recommended by the Planning Commission and adopted by the City Council.

Development Review:

  1. Site Plan Review and approval is required for all proposed uses and structures within the City, except for single-family detached dwellings and accessory structures, such as fences and garages.  The Site Plan Review process is a convenient three (3) step process that start with a Pre-Application Meeting, followed by Preliminary Site Plan and Final Site Plan Reviews. Click the following highlighted text for a copy of the City's Site Plan Review Flow Chart.

  2. Administrative Site Plan Review may be allowed in the following cases:
  • Expansion or reduction of an existing conforming structure/use measuring less than 1,000 sq. ft. or less.
  • Changes of use within an existing building, provided the use is a permitted use within the zoning district of the site.
  • Provision for additional parking, loading/unloading spaces and landscape improvements required by Ordinance.

Contact the Community Development Manager, Michelle Aniol for more information regarding the Master Plan, Capital Improvements Plan, Zoning Ordinance and/or development review process and procedures.

Consultants and Engineers

Planning Consultant: Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc.

Engineers: Orchard Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.

Documents

Baker Road Corridor Joint Planning Initiative (2004)