Zoning and Subdivision Regulations
Please note: zoning services is no longer part of the Planning Department but are now housed with Development Services.
A new zoning ordinance was adopted by City Council on November 28, 2007 and became effective on December 27, 2007.
The new Zoning Ordinance is an organizational improvement from the existing code. It was the intent of the re-write to make the ordinance more user friendly to the public and to the different professionals that rely on these regulations to conduct their business activities. The new ordinance is organized with a table of contents and 15 individual articles with an appendix at the end.
Download a summary of the major changes to the new zoning ordinance here (Adobe PDF, 42 KB).
Click here to access the new zoning ordinance.
The changes bring the rules up to date with development trends over the past 25 years. They were drafted with input from developers, homebuilders, attorneys and other interested citizens.
Major changes to the regulations include:
A section of the subdivision regulations were reserved to allow for Traditional Neighborhood standards to be included at the time of development of a new Traditional Neighborhood district with the pending zoning ordinance amendment.
If you have questions about the regulations, email JJ Chambless.
Download a copy of the Amended Regulations.