Planning Department

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The mission of the Planning Department is to facilitate the physical growth and development of the City in a sustainable manner that reflects its unique and vibrant character. To accomplish this, we manage long-range plans that reflects the needs and desires of the community, develop ordinances and policies that effectively implement these plans, and thoroughly process and review land development proposals and applications. We work closely with land developers and builders to ensure compliance with all City codes, ordinances, and policies. In doing so, we help to establish safe and attractive residential neighborhoods and businesses.

  1. Articles of Interest
  1. New 20-Year Comprehensive Plan, and More, Approved for Denver

    Two big pieces of the Denveright planning process, the Comprehensive Plan 2040 and Blueprint Denver, won approval from the Denver City Council earlier this week.

  2. Transit Projects Would Provide Local and Regional Connectivity for L.A. Suburb

    Two projects on the table in Glendale, California, a BRT line and a streetcar, would increase mobility options in the city.

  3. Google Maps' Digital Erasure Highlights Issues of Community Identity in Buffalo, NY

    In the face of displacement and gentrification, residents of the Fruit Belt neighborhood of Buffalo, NY point to tech-giant Google's map service as one among many possible causes.

  4. Urban Forestry Managers Need Better Climate Change Data, Report Says

    Results of a new survey suggest that there are benefits to be reaped from a focus on climate change.