Planning Board

Overview

The Planning Board is an administrative body consisting of seven members appointed by the Mayor for a term of seven years. The Planning Board has approval jurisdiction over subdivisions, site plans for mid-sized developments, certain development projects that may affect environmentally sensitive features, and certain special use permits. The Board advises the Common Council regarding site plans and special permits and other planning matters, including zoning amendments.  The Board also prepares the City’s Comprehensive Plan and amendments thereto for adoption by the Common Council.