Development Regulations Assessment

The Department of Planning and Zoning retained Clarion Associates, a national land use firm, to assess the current zoning and land development regulations. The Assessment focused on public outreach with citizens and stakeholders to discuss strengths and weaknesses of the current land development regulations and recommendations for improvement.


The process began in 2016, during which nearly 500 residents and stakeholders participated in more than 40 meetings to discuss what should be improved in the existing regulations. This outreach and an online survey resulted in more than 700 comments. The Assessment, all c