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. Mayor Wants to Eliminate Height Limits Near Transit in San Diego

    San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has proposed his latest in a series of pro-development policy proposals.

  2. St. Paul's 20-Year Comp Plan Heads for the Final Stretch

    The St. Paul 2040 Comprehensive Plan aims for missing middle density at 56 "Neighborhood Nodes" around the city.

  3. Op-Ed: Good Design Isn't Just for Downtowns

    Richard Driehaus attests to the importance of intentional, context-oriented design on the neighborhood level.

  4. Scooter Vigilante Shut Down

    A scooter vigilante's activities in Scottsdale were short lived. A local columnist has an ambivalent take on the story.