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About Zoning

Zoning is a tool to regulate development and help implement the goals of the Comprehensive Plan.  “Zoning” refers to the division of the city into various zoning districts according to an official Zoning Map.  The rules for each zoning district are outlined in the Land Development Code (the “zoning code”).  Zoning determines such things as the specific land uses that are permitted (residential, office, commercial, industrial etc.), the minimum lot sizes and dimensional standards such as the minimum building setbacks and maximum building heights. The zoning code also includes regulations governing off-street parking, landscaping, signs, fences and accessory structures as well as the creation of subdivisions.

Land Development Code (zoning code)


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