Select a Section

News & Updates All »

REMINDER: ARTS AND CULTURE DISTRICT SURVEY

Friday, February 26, 2021

What arts and culture programming would you like to see in Goshen? Please take a few minutes today to answer this survey and you'll get a chance to win one of three free screenings of a movie of your choosing at the newly renovated Goshen Theater. Click here to take the survey. more

ROAD CLOSURE: OLIVE STREET

Friday, February 26, 2021

Due to additional utilities that were uncovered during the excavation, Olive Street will again be closed just north of Lincoln from Monday, March 1, through Friday, March 5. Olive Street will be open to traffic this weekend. more

UPDATE ON ROAD CLOSURE: OLIVE STREET AT LINCOLN AVENUE

Friday, February 19, 2021

Due to the weather, the closure on Olive Street north of Lincoln Avenue was postponed until Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 26 . NIPSCO is working to relocate a gas main in this area, and crews will need to remove and excavate underneath the roadway. Traffic will be detoured onto Steury... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Today, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677698824 Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

City Council meeting

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84553977956 or call (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205-6099 and dial the meeting ID: 845 5397 7956. To speak during the public meeting, the public should use the “raise hand” feature on meeting or dial *9 if calling on the telephone.

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, March 8, 2021, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677698824 Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

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.

2021 Plan Commission Members

  •  Richard Worsham, Board of Public Works and Safety Appointment – Annual Appointment, Term 1/1/21 - 12/31/21

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

  • 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 1/1/18 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

2021 Board of Zoning Appeals Members

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

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

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

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

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


2021 Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Calendar


2021 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


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