Development Services

The Development Services arm of City government provides a unified framework for a number of departments that must work in close coordination with each other. Standards for the development or use of properties within the City limits, both public and private, are defined by numerous Federal, State and local ordinances and statutes. The staff members of the various divisions of Development Services have the necessary expertise to interpret and apply those standards so that the requirements and goals of the City’s Master Plan are met, and to see that those requirements are fair and consistent. City departments or areas that fall under the Development Services umbrella include Planning, Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Neighborhood Services and Grants Administration. Each division has its own critical role to play in the overall development picture. A project or action initiated by one of these departments can have implications that require the involvement of any, perhaps even all, of the others.