Seventeen of us comprise the Planning Department and we have two primary components, Comprehensive Planning and Current Planning. Comprehensive Planning is responsible for helping develop and implement the City’s land use policies, which includes maintaining and updating the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Code. Current Planning is responsible for all new development applications such as site development, subdivisions, planned unit developments, conditional use permits, historic preservation, sign permits, etc. The Department also has a GIS Coordinator, who provides geographic information analysis, cartographic production and data maintenance. We provide staff support to the Planning Commission, Site Plan and Architecture Commission, Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the City Council, when necessary.
Planning staff also are available at the front counter from 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday, to answer your questions and accept land use applications. Feel free to come to the office or call us at 541-774-2380. You can also contact us via e-mail us at email@example.com.