That's a big order and it requires involvement and interest from the whole community. Good planning relies on information about the City's current conditions as well as citizens' hopes and dreams for the future.
The Planning Department has four divisions:
Administration is responsible for the overall business operations of the department and includes Grants Administration and Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Comprehensive Planning and Urban Design Division focuses on three primary functions: urban design, comprehensive planning and current planning.
Housing and Community Development Division manages numerous federal and state grants that support development of affordable housing, revitalization of neighborhoods, economic development and homeless assistance.
Urban Redevelopment Division provides planning services and technical assistance to support public, private and nonprofit development primarily in the downtown and urban core.