In late 2010, the City adopted 2 overlay zoning districts that include properties located along West Main Street between downtown and Clarmar Drive. The new districts establish design standards for redevelopment and building expansion projects, as well as a shortened review process for projects that fully comply with the new standards. See below for more information on each district.
The Plan Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council, making recommendations regarding zoning amendments, planned developments, conditional use permits, subdivision plats, and most certified survey maps.
The city has established a traffic impact fee for the Westside neighborhood. Revenue generated through the collection of impact fees is helping to fund the construction of the arterial street system that serves this area of the city.
The Planning Department oversees most of the development applications that are filed with the city, from fairly minor site plans to major projects like new neighborhoods and large commercial developments.