Planning Department

The Planning and Development Services Department’s mission is to foster a dynamic, attractive and economically healthy city that is safe, diverse and livable for all. The Planning Division works to: Increase community livability and quality of life through the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations

- Increase community livability and quality of life through the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations
- Encourage development that incorporates quality urban design and protection of historic and natural resources
- Foster community dialogue and understanding of planning issues
- Ensure that development standards of the community are met with each development
- Collaborate with other agencies on planning issues

Have a question? Ask A Planner!

Looking to develop? Schedule a First Step!

Join the Mod Squad! Volunteer to participate in our mid-century architecture survey!

Saturday, December 16 in Libby Heights/Skyline Heights. Meet at 3448 NW 12th Avenue.

9:30 am - Meet at the white tent for a short orientation of the survey process. Survey will be done in pairs so bring a friend or partner if you can!
10:00 - 12:00 - Walking and architectural survey
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch on your own
1:00 - 3:00 - Walking and architectural survey

Water and snacks will be provided during the day. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and layers for the weather.

You are welcome to attend just the morning or the afternoon survey if you need to! Come out and enjoy the day, the architecture, the exercise and the new friends.

Please email to let us know you are joining us or if you have any questions!

Phasing Out Cash Payments

During the month of October, we will be phasing out cash transactions; checks and credit cards will continue to be accepted. Our soft effective date for non-cash payments is October 2nd. This policy will be official on October 16th and we will no longer be accepting cash as payment.

Our hours have changed to better serve you!

Effective January 30, 2017, our business hours are expanding to better serve our citizens. We are now open Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5 PM. We also offer after-hours consultations by appointment. If you would like to schedule a meeting with us outside of normal business hours, please call 352-334-5022 or email to make arrangements.


Planning Department

Department Head:
Wendy Thomas
Phone: 352-334-5023
Fax: 352-334-3259
P.O. Box 490
Station 12