About Planning & Zoning - Work Program

Recurring Work Program Elements


Area Plan Commission 
Serving St. Joseph County (unincorporated) and the Towns of Lakeville, New Carlisle, North Liberty, Osceola, and Roseland
  • Comprehensive land use planning
  • Administer and research zoning ordinance text changes
  • Administer rezoning applications
  • Administer subdivision plats (APC Plat Committee)
  • Administer the Project Advisory Team
  • Assist the public in a wide range of zoning and platting-related property issues
Area Board of Zoning Appeals
Serving St. Joseph County (unincorporated) and the Towns of Lakeville, New Carlisle, North Liberty, Osceola, and Roseland
County Zoning Administrator
Serving St. Joseph County (unincorporated)
  • Administer zoning violation complaints
  • Answer zoning verification inquiries
Planning staff

Member

Participant


  • Census 2020 Complete Count Committee
  • Economic Development Professional Network (Chamber of Commerce)
  • Shirley Heinze Land Trust Advisory Committee
  • St. Joseph County Regional Water and Sewer District (St. Joseph County)

2021 Work Plan

  • Procure a consultant and kickoff the planning process for the new Comprehensive Plan
  • Streamline the zoning enforcement process
  • Complete a comprehensive update of the Planning & Zoning Division's webpages
  • Implement a system for post-construction inspections on Planning/Zoning related items 
  • Complete updates to the Zoning Ordinances as needed
  • Provide training and professional development opportunities for new APC and ABZA board members