The Planning Department manages the City's long range plans and develops ordinances and policies that implement these plans, and manages land development applications. Our mission is to shape the physical development of the City. We work closely with land developers and builders to ensure careful and thoughtful compliance with all City codes, policies and ordinances. In doing so, we help to establish safe and attractive residential neighborhoods and businesses.
A great sigh of relief from transit planners in the Pacific Northwest (and probably the rest of the country as well).
The federal government has no official definition of suburban, even though a majority of Americans say they live in suburban communities.
A new study finds that Wisconsin spends big on highways and urban transportation while rural areas face gaps in service.
One of the most controversial community planning documents in Los Angeles history was approved by the city in 2012 and thrown out by a judge in 2013. The new draft environmental impact report for the plan is now publicly available.