The purposes of the Zoning Ordinance are: to ensure and promote a place in which all citizens may live, work, play, learn, and grow in a safe and productive living environment in a community built for family living; to conserve the value of property and encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the City and to do so in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan. These purposes are met by:
providing the means of implementing the policies and provisions of the Comprehensive Plan;
guiding the growth of the City, concentrating more intense development in areas with high development capability and limiting development in areas of low capability; and
guiding through the establishment of performance standards, the type, distribution, and intensity of development.
What is the zoning of my property?
Every property inside the City limits has a zoning designation. To find the zoning designation for a particular piece of property you may use the City’s online maps found at this link.
Can I change the zoning of my property?
Zoning changes must be consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan and must be reviewed by the Planning Department, Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council.
The re-zoning process is summarized in the flow chart found at this link.
If you are interested in re-zoning your property, you should contact the Planning Department prior to submitting a Re-zoning Application found at this link.