News & Updates All »

LANE RESTRICTIONS ON WEST LINCOLN AVENUE

Friday, August 18, 2017

West Lincoln Avenue will be restricted to one lane Friday, Aug. 18 and Monday, Aug. 21 in the 1700 block of W. Lincoln Avenue, across from Silverwood Lane. Crews will reopen the lane at the end of the day Friday and close again Monday Morning, before reopening to traffic at the end of the day Monday. more

CHANGES TO RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURES

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Norfolk Southern has changed the dates of when railroad crossings in Goshen will be closed. These are the new changes: The crossing at Madison Street (US 33) will not be closed until a later date to be determined. The crossings at Plymouth Avenue, Burdick Street and several private crossings... more

NEXT BRUSH COLLECTION SCHEDULED AUG. 28

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Last month, the city notified residents there would be no brush collection in August. That has changed to due to there being significant amounts of brush out on the streets from storm damage. Brush collection will begin Monday August 28, 2017. Please place all leaves and brush at the curb but... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Zoning Appeals meeting

Today, 4:00pm

"Going Solar" Workshop

Today, 7:00pm

Solarize Goshen is working to make it easier, faster, and more affordable to go solar by the end of 2017! Participants with NIPSCO and I&M are strongly encouraged to sign a contract before Sept 30th, 2017 to receive installation before the end of the year, when changes to net metering policies start to take effect. Your home or business may be eligible for the Solarize negotiated pricing even if it is located in the surrounding counties, thanks to guidance from the Michiana Area Council of Governments. To get started, visit the Solarize Goshen webpage at www.SolarizeNI.org and RSVP to a workshop. If you want a jump start, fill out the online participant survey and submit your electricity usage data (see instructions in survey) before the workshop. To learn more about how to go solar in Goshen, visit the City of Goshen webpage at https://goshenindiana.org/going-solar-in-goshen

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, August 28, 2017, 2:00pm

Developer Resources

Technical Review Process for Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family (3 or more units) and Public/Institutional Projects

The City of Goshen Planning Department, Engineering Department, and Fire Departments have initiated regular plan review meetings (Technical Review) to review site plans prior to permitting. The intent of this meeting is to allow the developer to receive comments from each department, at one meeting. A project representative is not required to attend Technical Review, but attendance is recommended. Technical Review is not for preliminary proposals, which are reviewed through a separate pre-development meeting scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Contact Tracee Norton in Goshen Engineering with any questions at 574-534-2201 or traceenorton@goshencity.com

1. Three (3) sets of Plans and Plan Review applications and required forms are submitted to the Planning Department three weeks prior to the Technical Review meeting (see Technical Review Calendar).

2. Plans must include a completed checklist indicating where required information is located in plan documents.

3. Planning Department keeps one set and routes remaining plan sets to the Engineering and Fire departments.

4. Plans are reviewed by each department and comments are prepared.

5. Staff from departments and project/development representative meets for Technical Review to review and discuss project. Written comments are provided to the applicant at the meeting.

6. If revisions are required, the applicant must provide 3 sets of amended plans to the Planning Department. Plans must be dated and contain revised notes and symbols.

7. The Planning Department will distribute amended plans to Fire and Engineering Departments. Each department will notify the Planning Department when approval is granted.

8. Once plans are approved a Zoning Clearance is issued by the Planning and Engineering Departments.

  • If necessary, additional processes may be required (Planned Unit Development approval, Final Site Plan, PUD Amendment, Subdivision Approval, Developmental and/or Use Variances, etc.).
  • Applicant referred to the Engineering Department to obtain a driveway/curb cut permit, if required, and to finalize utility connections.

9. A Building Permit is issued by the Building Department once a proposed development has passed the Building Department’s Local Plan Review, a Zoning Clearance is issued, and zoning and building permit fees have been paid. The following plans are submitted to the Building to obtain a building permit: 

  • Two (2) full sets of construction drawings
  • Construction Design Release
  • Plan Certification Form, completed by the individual that submitted the plans to the State

10. Required inspections are conducted by Building Department, Stormwater Department, and the Planning Department prior to occupancy.

11. A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is issued by the Building Department. A building may not be occupied or opened for business until a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.