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Dyann Benson, AICP
Community Development Director

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General Information

Community Development

The Community Development Department includes functions relating to planning and zoning, economic development, redevelopment, downtown parking, city-owned industrial parks, building inspection services and the senior center.

Community Development staff provides information and guidance regarding local zoning and land use laws, long range planning, floodplain development, housing rehabilitation loans, redevelopment services, and historic preservation. The Department reviews and processes requests for variances, special use permits, rezoning, annexation, certified survey maps, plats, code amendments, and other discretionary approvals.

The Community Development Department oversees the development of three City-owned industrial parks: Fond du Lac West Industrial Park, South West Industrial Park, and Fox Ridge Business Park. Staff will facilitate the first-time purchase and development of land in one of the industrial parks, as well as assist in providing guidance for the expansion and/or reuse of existing structures.

The municipal code includes chapters for zoning, subdivision, floodplain and historic preservation. The code is a searchable document; a link is provided on the PLANNING & ZONING page of this website and on the HISTORIC PRESERVATION page.  Please contact the Community Development Department at (920) 322-3440 with questions.

*Persons who wish to receive written notice of any proposed zoning action that affects the allowable use of their property may be included on a public notification list.  Please call the Community Development office at (920) 322-3440 to provide your contact information. 


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Top FAQs for Community Development

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