Planning Department

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The mission of the Planning Department is to facilitate the physical growth and development of the City in a sustainable manner that reflects its unique and vibrant character. To accomplish this, we manage long-range plans that reflects the needs and desires of the community, develop ordinances and policies that effectively implement these plans, and thoroughly process and review land development proposals and applications. We work closely with land developers and builders to ensure compliance with all City codes, ordinances, and policies. In doing so, we help to establish safe and attractive residential neighborhoods and businesses.

  1. Articles of Interest
  1. New Mobile Platform Will Offer Transit Discounts for Students, Shoppers and More

    There's synergy between mobility-as-a-service and mobile ticketing. We're only beginning to see the potential benefits of platform integration in these two tech spaces.

  2. Eleven Units of Affordable Housing Coming to S.F. Bay Area Suburb

    A new apartment building is going up in Danville, California, but the affordable housing it will provide is a drop in the bucket compared to the state’s massive housing needs.

  3. D.C. Attempts to Save Local Dog Park

    Residents of Columbia Heights in Washington, D.C. have been using property owned by D.C. Metro as a dog park. The District might buy the land to ensure it stays that way.

  4. Volunteers Count Almost 700 Vehicles Blocking D.C. Bike Lanes in One Day

    Forget bike counts. The new thing in bike advocacy is cars-blocking-the-bike-lane counts.