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 currently reviewing and updating the zoning code. On October 11, 2021, City Council along with members of the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals received a review of this work. Follow the links below to the presentation and a video of the presentation.

Please note the visuals and proposed districts throughout the presentation, including the zoning map, are conceptual ideas from the consultants and are fluid subject to public input and comment.  A public review draft ordinance is forthcoming for further public review and input.

Zoning Code Update - October 11 Presentation

Zoning Code Update - Video of presentation (YouTube)

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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