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TRICK OR TREAT

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Trick or treat hours for the City of Goshen will be Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Trick or treat Main Street, an event organized by the Chamber of Commerce, will be Thursday, Oct. 31, from noon to 5 p.m., in downtown Goshen. more

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: KERCHER ROAD

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the Railroad crossing on Kercher Road between CR 31 & CR 33, due to a broken rail. They will close it around 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 and expect it to be reopened later that evening, unless delayed by the weather. more

OCTOBER COMMUNITY CONVERSATION FOCUSES ON LEADERSHIP

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The second community conversation hosted by the Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools will take place Thursday, October 24 at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park, 411 W. Plymouth Ave. The conversation is titled How Goshen Grows: Balancing Power and Raising up Leaders. This... more

Upcoming Events All »

Park Board meeting

Today, 5:30pm

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 4:00pm

City Council meeting - Budget 2nd reading

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00pm

Rescheduled due to Fall Break

Planning & Zoning

Planning & Zoning Administrator: Rhonda Yoder
Assistant Planning & Zoning Administrator:  Rossa Deegan
Administrative Assistant:  Lori Lipscomb

 

204 East Jefferson Street, Suite 4
Goshen, IN 46528

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
574-534-3600
Fax: 574-533-8626
planning@goshencity.com

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. See calendar here.

The Board of Zoning Appeals normally meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. See calendar for BZA here.

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.

2019 Plan Commission Members

  • Leslie Biek, City Engineering – Ongoing Appointment

  •  Connie Garber, President, Board of Public Works and Safety Appointment – Annual Appointment, Term 1/1/19 - 12/31/19

  • 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 1/1/19 to 12/31/22

  • James Wellington, Park Board Appointment - Coextensive with Park Board term, Term 01/1/19– 12/31/22

2019 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

  • Scott McKee, Appointed by Council, Term 1/1/17 to 12/31/20

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


2019 Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Calendar


2019 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)‚Äč
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


Forms

Zoning Clearance Form


Comprehensive Plan

A Comprehensive Plan amendment is proposed to adopt the Elkhart and Goshen Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan as part of the Comprehensive Plan. The Goshen Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Executive Summary is also available.

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