City planners work to improve the quality of life of people and the communities where they live. They work with residents to envision the future of their city by creating the right balance of new development with the preservation of existing neighborhoods.
See Planning Department staff and their contact information. To learn more about the department, review the 2011/2012 Planning Department Annual Report.
The Current Planning Division is responsible for development management, zoning administration, mapping, and graphics.
Long range planning is carried out by the Advance Planning Division of the Planning Department. Long-range planning studies the impacts of growth and development on the city and sets a vision for the community.
The Planning Department is responsible for planning documents and plans including the Comprehensive Plan. To view these documents click on the Planning Documents heading.
Boards and Commissions Staffed by the Planning Department
The Planning Department provides staff support for the following Boards and Commissions. The links below provide more information on each Boards meeting schedule, agenda, and minutes.
At times, special meetings are scheduled and regular meetings are canceled. Please contact the Planning department at 217-403-8800 to confirm meeting schedules.