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. Top Urban City Building Games in 2019

    A middle schooler reviews the top three city building games on the market in 2019.

  2. Proposed Tower In San Jose Distracts From Good Urbanism

    A group has proposed a monumental tower to advertise San Jose and Silicon Valley to the world. The city would be better off focusing on its streetscape rather than its skyline.

  3. No Region Approves and Builds Apartments Like Dallas-Forth Worth

    Apartments are abundant in the development pipeline of the Dallas-Forth Worth region—not just in the urban core, but in suburbs like Frisco, Carrollton, and Farmers Branch.

  4. Evaluating the Planning and Development Record of Rahm Emanuel

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel came into office in Chicago from the Obama White House. Before a new takes office mayor, on May 20, Curbed looked back at Emanuel's track record on matters related to planning.