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Planning & Zoning Department Anticipates Minimal Growth in 2016

The Planning Division handles both current and long range planning activities for the City of Rock Springs in order to ensure that all future development is consistent with the City's Master Plan and vision for the future. In addition to providing day to day support for the public, this Department's main responsibilities include the following:

· Coordinate the implementation of the City's Master Plan with the City Council and Department Heads.

· Administer the City's Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances in collaboration with the Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment.

· Manage the utility review process for commercial and industrial developments.

· Provide floodplain administration.

· Oversee business licensing and home occupation permitting.

· Issue residential zoning permits (sheds, fences, driveways, etc.).

· Handle zoning code enforcement cases.

In 2015, Planning Division applications decreased by approximately 9% from the previous year, reflecting a noticeable slowdown in new commercial and industrial development. Major development projects for the year included the Microtel Inn & Suites (63 rooms), the FedEx Distribution Facility (26,795 square feet), and the Commerce Centre Revised Phase 3 (including a new Sportsman’s Warehouse store).

Important projects for staff in 2016 will include the continued implementation of the City’s Master Plan, participation with the City’s Business and Economic Development Alliance, assistance with the Bunning Park Rehabilitation project, and continued support of the Bitter Creek Reconstruction Project.

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