Monday, October 2, 2023
To celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, the City of Goshen Community Relations Commission will host a special event at the Goshen Theater on Monday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. honoring the region's rich history as the land of the Potawatomi and Miami nations. Doors to the theater will... more
Monday, October 2, 2023
Read the newsletter by clicking the following link: bit.ly/SWNewsSeptember2023. The goal of the Goshen Stormwater Department is clean water for everyone and everything. One way this is achieved is through public education and the Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter is... more
Thursday, September 21, 2023
The City of Goshen and the Goshen Chamber of Commerce yesterday hosted Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). The board had a series of meetings as part of their quarterly business event followed by a public session at the Goshen Theater with more... more
Planning & Zoning Administrator: Rhonda Yoder
Assistant Planning & Zoning Administrator: Rossa Deegan
Community Development Specialist: Theresa Cummings
Administrative Assistant: Lori Lipscomb
204 East Jefferson Street, Suite 4
Goshen, IN 46528
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
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 previous & current meeting information for Plan Commission here.
The Board of Zoning Appeals normally meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. See previous & current meeting information for Board of Zoning Appeals 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.
Richard Worsham, President, Board of Public Works and Safety Appointment – Annual Appointment, Term 1/1/23 - 12/31/23
Tom Holtzinger, Secretary, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/22 to 12/31/25
Caleb Morris, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/21 to 12/31/24
Aracelia Manriquez, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/20 to 12/31/23
Hesston Lauver, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/22 to 12/31/25
Doug Nisley, City Council Appointment – Coextensive with Council term, Term 9/7/21 – 12/31/23
Rolando Ortiz, Vice-President, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/23 to 12/31/26
James Wellington, Park Board Appointment - Coextensive with Park Board term, Term 01/1/23 – 12/31/26
Vacant, City Engineering Appointment, Ongoing Appointment
2023 Board of Zoning Appeals Members
Hesston Lauver, Appointed by Plan Commission - is a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/18/22 to 12/31/25
Tom Holtzinger, Chair, Appointed by Mayor - is a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/1/22 to 12/31/25
Bethany Campbell, Appointed by Mayor - not a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/1/20 to 12/31/23
Michael Potuck, Vice-Chair, Appointed by Mayor - not a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/1/20 to 12/31/23
Lee Rohn, Secretary, Appointed by Council, Term 1/1/21 to 12/31/24
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)
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.
A Comprehensive Plan amendment on October 9, 2018, adopted the Elkhart and Goshen Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan as part of the Comprehensive Plan, with the Goshen Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Executive Summary.