Planning and Zoning Department

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The purpose of the Planning and Zoning Department is to guide appropriate land use patterns in ways that will:

  • Preserve the sense of community fostered by cohesive neighborhoods, conveniently located, healthy and attractive business centers and exemplary public facilities;
  • Protect and enhance the diversity evident in the Town’s wide spectrum of housing stock and broad economic base;
  • Encourage efficiency, cost effectiveness, safety and conservation of energy in private development as well as public investment; and
  • Support the preservation of the Town’s historic and natural resources and improve the public access to, use and enjoyment of these resources.

To advance these goals, the Planning and Zoning Department:

  • Supports the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC), Town Center Revitalization Review Board (TCRR), and the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA);
  • Administers community development grants such as the Small Cities program; and
  • Conducts a variety of land use planning studies 

Our staff is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Feel free to contact or visit us for information or aid with your local planning or zoning-related concerns.  We ask that you call ahead to make an appointment so we can set aside time to give you the attention you deserve.