Land Use & Zoning

The City's Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (USDO), effective June 1, 2017, consolidates development-related regulations into a single unified code document for a more consistent, logical, integrated and efficient means to review and encourage development.  The USDO is administered by the Planning Department in conjunction with the Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Board, and Historic Resources Commission, which play an essential role in approving development projects, upholding historic preservation, and maintaining land use compliance in our City. Project review is coordinated with other City Departments to ensure site designs and practices are consistent with local, state and federal laws, includes sustainable measures, and creates a positive and compatible reflection of our community form.

Development Project Case Files Page

To view the project case files, please click the link here.

Public Comment Registration For Land-Use Boards

  1. Members of the public and any interested parties are offered the opportunity to speak at a public hearing. If you would like to speak at one of the upcoming public hearings, you must first register and indicate which application you would like to address.
  2. Board or Commission*

    Please select which Board or Commission you'd like to speak at.

  3. Please select the date for the scheduled public hearing you'd like to speak at. If you don't know the meeting date you can visit the link here, and click on the appropriate Board to see a list of meeting dates.

  4. Please provide the name of the project item or project address you wish to speak to, if known.

  5. If you have written comments you wish to provide, please attach them here

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