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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assessment Team Has Arrived in Elkhart County

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel has arrived in Elkhart County to inspect individual damage left by February’s record flooding. This group’s primary responsibility is to assess the damage done to individual homes. They are planning to stop at each home that has reported damage from... more


Monday, March 19, 2018

The Goshen Fire Department will test the tornado sirens Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. and at 7 p.m. as part of the Statewide Tornado Drill. The annual Indiana Severe Weather and Flood Preparedness Week runs from March 18 through March 24 this year. As part of NWS efforts to build a Weather Ready Nation,... more


Monday, March 19, 2018

Kercher Road (CR 38) will have a moving lane restriction between the Norfolk Southern Marion railroad line and the Kercher bridge over the Elkhart River. The lane restriction is required for the placement of topsoil behind the new curb. The lane restriction begins today Monday, March 19 and will continue... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, March 26, 2018, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meetings

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7:00am

Planning & Zoning

Planning & Zoning Administrator: Rhonda Yoder
Assistant Planning & Zoning Administrator:  Jon Hunsberger
Administrative Assistant:  Lori Lipscomb


204 East Jefferson Street, Suite 4
Goshen, IN 46528

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Fax: 574-533-8626

The City Planning Department is available to assist and serve the community. The Planning Department creates zone districts to promote orderly development and preserve property values. A zone classification establishes what uses are permitted on a specific tract of land. Goshen has several different zoning classifications. Check with the Planning Department for the zoning classification of your property.

The Plan Commission normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

The Board of Zoning Appeals normally meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Both meetings are held in the Council Chambers, Goshen Police and Courts Building, 111 E. Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

If you have any questions about the filing procedures, you may contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 204 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 4, or call 574-534-3600.

2018 Plan Commission Members

  • Leslie Biek, City Engineering – Ongoing Appointment

  •  Connie Garber, President, Board of Public Works and Safety Appointment – Annual Appointment, Term 1/1/18 - 12/31/18

  • Tom Holtzinger, Secretary, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/18 to 12/31/21

  • John R. King, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/17 to 12/31/20

  • Aracelia Manriquez, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/16 to 12/31/19

  • Joe McCorkel, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/18 to 12/31/21

  • Jim McKee, Vice President, City Council Appointment – Coextensive with Council term, Term 1/1/16 – 12/31/19

  • Rolando Ortiz, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/15 to 12/31/18

  • James Wellington, Park Board Appointment - Coextensive with Park Board term, Term 01/01/15– 12/31/18

2018 Board of Zoning Appeals Members

  • Richard Aguirre, Secretary, Appointed by Mayor - not a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/1/16 to 12/31/19

  • Tom Holtzinger, Chair, Appointed by Mayor - is a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/1/18 to 12/31/21

  • Brad Hunsberger, Appointed by Mayor - not a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/1/16 to 12/31/19

  • Aracelia Manriquez, Vice Chair, Appointed by Plan Commission - is a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/1/18 to 12/31/21

  • Doug Nisley, Appointed by Council - not a member of Plan Commission, Term 2/7/17 to 12/31/20

2018 Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Calendar

2018 Plan Commission or BZA filing packet

Plan Commission Staff Review Packet

Fee Schedule

Zoning Ordinance

Article I, General Provisions (pages 1-8)
Article II, Definitions (pages 9-40)
Article III, District Regulations (pages 41-42)
Article IV, Establishment of Zoning Districts (pages 43-140)
Article V, Supplemental Regulations (pages 141-198)
Article VI, Administration and Enforcement (pages 199-214)
Appendices (pages 215-260)


Subdivision Ordinance

Subdivision Control Ordinance


Zoning Clearance Form

Comprehensive Plan

The City of Goshen’s Comprehensive Plan & Community Vision, “Uncommonly Great Goshen 2025”, outlines ten-year visions and goals for Goshen in areas such as land use, neighborhoods and housing, economic development, community services & facilities and transportation.

  1. Cover & Table of Contents
  2. Introduction, Plan Development & APA Pilot Program
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Navigating the Plan & City Map
  5. Land Use
  6. Neighborhoods & Housing
  7. Economic Development
  8. Community Services & Facilities
  9. Natural Environment
  10. Transportation
  11. Appendix A: Summary of Related Plans
  12. Appendix B: Community Profile
  13. Appendix C: Implementation