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Tentative dates for Norfolk Southern railroad crossing closures announced

Thursday, July 11, 2024

The City of Goshen’s Engineering Department announced during Thursday’s Board of Works meeting a tentative timeline for the upcoming railroad crossing closures by Norfolk Southern. The City’s engineering department has been in communication with Norfolk Southern since the city was notified last week... more

Update on upcoming Norfolk Southern crossing closures

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Last week, the City of Goshen informed residents that Norfolk Southern plans to close several crossings throughout the month of July to install new rails with an approximate start date of July 8th. The work is now expected to begin on Tuesday, July 9th, or Wednesday, July 10th, and will continue through... more

Notice of Adoption of Ordinance 5185, An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Goshen to Establish a Process to Address Chronic Disorderly Properties

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Ordinance 5185, An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Goshen to Establish a Process to Address Chronic Disorderly Properties, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on June 10, 2024, and approved and adopted by Mayor Leichty on June 28, 2024. Ordinance 5185 establishes a regulatory framework... more

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CANCELLED City Council

Monday, July 22, 2024, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652777559 or call +1 305 224 1968, Webinar ID: 816 5277 7559. Comments are no longer taken online. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652777559

Shade Tree Board

Monday, July 22, 2024, 7:00pm

This meeting is in-person only.

Board of Zoning Appeals

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 4:00pm

To view the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051557762 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 890 5155 7762

Planning & Zoning

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
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 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.

2024 Plan Commission Members

  • Richard Worsham, President, Board of Public Works and Safety Appointment – Annual Appointment, Term 1/1/24 - 12/31/24

  • 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 2/20/24 to 12/31/27

  • Hesston Lauver, Citizen Appointment by Mayor, Term 1/1/22 to 12/31/25

  • Doug Nisley, City Council Appointment – Coextensive with Council term, Term 1/1/24 – 12/31/27

  • 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

2024 Board of Zoning Appeals Members

  • Hesston Lauver, Secretary, 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

  • Matthew Fisher, Appointed by Mayor - not a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/31/24 to 12/31/27

  • James Loewen, Appointed by Mayor - not a member of Plan Commission, Term 1/31/24 to 12/31/27

  • Lee Rohn, Vice-Chair, Appointed by Council, Term 1/1/21 to 12/31/24


2024 Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Schedule

2024 Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Schedule and 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 43-142)
Article V, Supplemental Regulations (pages 143-198)
Article VI, Administration and Enforcement (pages 199-214)
Appendices (pages 215-260)

 


Subdivision Ordinance

Subdivision Control Ordinance


Forms

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.

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.

  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
  14. Appendix D:  Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan