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PARK RESTROOMS CLOSED FOR THE COLD SEASON

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department has closed a portion of the City Parks' restrooms that are not heated for the fall/winter season. The following is a list of facilities that will remain open throughout the season: Heated Restroom facilities: Abshire Cabin, 1302 E. Lincoln Ave.Shanklin... more

SATURDAY ROAD CLOSURE: EAST LINCOLN AVENUE

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Both lanes of East Lincoln Avenue will be closed east of Steury Avenue to Blackport Drive on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The closure will allow construction crews to install water main across the road at N. 20th, N. 21st, and N. 23rd Streets. The detour for westbound traffic will be Blackport... more

UPDATE FROM ELKHART COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The following message is from the Elkhart County Health Department: Elkhart County is in the middle of a large, troubling spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. We have seen a steady increase in new cases since the middle of September, and there is no sign of a leveling off or a decrease in these... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, October 26, 2020, 2:00pm

To access a live streaming of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81519475010

Shade Tree Board

Monday, October 26, 2020, 7:00pm

Board of Zoning Appeals

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 4:00pm

To view the live stream of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051557762

Planning & Zoning

Planning & Zoning Administrator: Rhonda Yoder
Assistant Planning & Zoning Administrator:  Rossa Deegan

Community Development Specialist:  Meaghan Bylsma
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.

2020 Plan Commission Members

  •  Richard Worsham, Board of Public Works and Safety Appointment – Annual Appointment, Term 1/1/20 - 12/31/20

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

  • Betsy Poling, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/17 to 12/31/20

  • Aracelia Manriquez, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/20 to 12/31/23

  • Hesston Lauver, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/18 to 12/31/21

  • Jim McKee, President, City Council Appointment – Coextensive with Council term, Term 1/1/20 – 12/31/23

  • Rolando Ortiz, Vice-President, 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

  • Josh Corwin -  City Engineering Appointment, Ongoing Appointment

2020 Board of Zoning Appeals Members

  • Richard Aguirre, Secretary, Appointed by Mayor - not a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/1/20 to 12/31/23

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

  • Allan Kauffman, Appointed by Mayor - not a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/1/20 to 12/31/23

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

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


2020 Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Calendar


2020 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