City Planning

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What is the role of Planning Department in a City and how it controls the development of every lot in its jurisdiction

What Are Development Agreements?

Development agreements (“DAs”) are contracts between the City and a developer that lay out development rights and commitments; project rules and regulations; additional public benefits of the project;...

What are Area Plans?

Area Plans are comprehensive policy visions that guide the development and evolution of specific neighborhoods. These efforts are generally adopted to the City’s General Plan and make...

Design Guidelines

The Residential Design Guidelines (Guidelines) describe the expectations regarding the character of the built environment and are intended to promote design that will protect neighborhood character, enhancing the attractiveness and quality of life in the City.

Zoning Basics

Learn about what zoning is and develop an understanding of its role in shaping our neighborhoods. Zoning is an instrument for governments to regulate the land development. The...

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