The City Planning Department is charged with the responsibility of carrying out the City's planning function including the preparation and updating of the City's Comprehensive Master Plan. The Department also administers some Ordinances implementing the adopted plan.

These implementation mechanisms include the Access Management Policies and Guidelines (PDF), the Subdivision Regulations (PDF), and the Zoning Code (PDF). Additionally, the Department has oversight of the contract with the Wood County Health Department for the Housing Code.

Zoning Code Update

The City is working with ZoneCo to update the Zoning Code, which was originally adopted in 1975 with text amendments over the years as needed.  It has been a priority of the City to update the Zoning Code based on recommendations of recent City planning documents (the Future Land Use Plan and Community Action Plan (PDF)) and to implement community goals.  

Follow this process and submit comments on the Zoning Code Update page.  

Meeting Information

For information regarding Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, or any other Planning Department meetings please contact us. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or provide information.

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