The Planning Department is responsible for ensuring that the physical development of the community is accomplished according to the codes, ordinances, and plans adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council. The Planning Department also responds to development-related requests for information and is responsible for approving administrative level applications. Staff also performs routine analysis on the viability of future projects and works with developers to ensure the highest quality of development for the City. Comprehensive Plan & Ordinance development is also supported by the Planning division.
The department is also responsible for "Imagine Forney", the City's Comprehensive Plan. Staff work with property owners, residents, and other City departments and elected and appointed officials to develop and implement plans to address current and future growth and changing City dynamics.