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Dustin Nilsen, Director of Planning & Zoning
The Planning Department is responsible for the implementation of the city’s Comprehensive Plan policies related to land use planning and growth management.
The Planning Department administers the zoning and subdivision ordinances and provides guidance and permitting for development projects such as commercial and residential site plans, land divisions, changes of use, historic preservation, and more.
The Planning Department is also responsible for developing long-range planning programs, and zoning and subdivision code amendments.
Planning staff supports the Planning Commission, Landmarks Review Board, City Council, Urban Renewal Agency, Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program, and other multi-jurisdictional groups.