What is the role of the Community Development Department?

The Community Development Department is responsible for all aspects of planning, building, and zoning. The Department administers and enforces the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and Building Codes. The Department is responsible for providing staff assistance to a number of commissions.

The Department provides analysis and technical assistance of all items that come before the Plan Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Village Center Commission, the Appearance Review Commission, the Electrical Commission, the Board of Building Appeals, and various task forces, as well as coordinates the activities of these commissions. Building plan review, permit approval, inspection services, zoning compliance approvals for new businesses, and maintaining records of approved plans are also provided by the Department.

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1. What is the role of the Community Development Department?
2. What is a Comprehensive Plan?
3. What is a Special Use?
4. What is a Planned Unit Development (PUD)?
5. What is a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District?
6. What is the role of the Plan Commission?
7. What is the role of the Appearance Review Commission?