Community Development / Planning Department

Responsibilities

The Community Development and Planning Department is responsible for:
  • Economic development initiatives
  • Administering and enforcing various sections of the City Code including the zoning code, subdivision ordinance, and sign regulations
  • Reviewing and managing development proposals, zoning cases, subdivision plats, site plan review, ordinance amendments, conditional use permits, interim use permits, and variances
  • Code enforcement
  • Preparation and implementation of the city’s comprehensive plan
  • Administering and monitoring various state and federal grant applications 
  • Addressing and mapping
  • Responding to information requests from residents, local business owners, and developers
  • Administering housing and redevelopment programs
  • Providing professional advice, technical expertise and information support to other city departments, City Council, and committees
  • Providing staff support for the City Council, Economic Development Authority, Planning Commission, Urban Affairs Committee, and other committees 

Rockport, LLC AUAR

Rockport, LLC Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) 2021 Update


  1. Help keep areas of your property near intersections free of sightline obstructions!

    To ensure adequate visibility of on-coming traffic at intersections, corner properties should maintain area near intersections free of any structures or plantings greater than 36” (inches) in height. Read on...
  2. Temporary business signs require a permit and should be placed correctly!

    Temporary signs cannot be located in right of way area between the back of a curb and private property, typically 13 feet or more from the back of the curb. Read on...
  3. Do your part to keep your neighborhood free of nuisance conditions!

    Public nuisances are conditions have detrimental effects on the general health, safety, and welfare of the public. Read on...
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