General Information for Plan Commission
& Zoning Board of Appeals Applicants
Land use and development in the city is regulated by the Zoning Code and Subdivision Regulations. Orderly growth, compatible land uses and an adequate infrastructure are goals of the program.
A review and approval process is necessary to address the various development proposals or variance requests. Public hearings afford members of the community an opportunity to have input into the decision making process. The Plan Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals are the bodies that conduct the public hearing and render a recommendation or decision on requests.
These are some of the types of requests that will require a public hearing before the Plan Commission:
Amendment to a Planned Development
Subdivision of Property
Recommendation(s) from the Plan Commission will be forwarded to the City Council for final decision.
Applications, Licenses & Forms
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
These are some of the types of requests that will require a public hearing before the
Zoning Board of Appeals:
Encroachment into the front building setback
Encroachment into the required rear yard
Encroachment into the side yard setback
Fencing beyond building line
Parking space count or configuration
Second division vehicle within a residential zoning district
Size of accessory buildings (height or area)
Application, Licenses & Forms
Decisions of the Zoning Board of Appeals are final and can only be appealed to the circuit court.
Code of Ordinances