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Goshen student receives award; Goshen Parks & Recreation Department receives donation for new playground

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Goshen High School student who wrote to the Parks and Recreation Department suggesting the construction of an all-inclusive playground received recognition by world-leading manufacturer of wheelchair vans and lifts BraunAbility for her advocacy for the disabled and special needs community. Laura Elliott... more

CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Trash collection services will be delayed by two days the week of December 24. more

STREET COMMISSIONER: NO MORE LEAF PICKUPS THIS YEAR

Monday, December 17, 2018

The temperature climbed up slightly this weekend and will remain above freezing this week. With the warmer, dry weather, residents may feel tempted to rake their remaining leaves. However, the Street Department will NOT do any more leaf collection rounds this year, as stated previously. Street Commissioner... more

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Traffic Commission

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 4:30pm

RESCHEDULED - Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Friday, December 21, 2018, 11:00am

Rescheduled due to the Christmas holiday

OBSERVED: CHRISTMAS EVE

Monday, December 24, 2018

All City offices will be closed in observance of Christmas eve

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.

The Board of Zoning Appeals normally meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

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.

2018 Plan Commission Members

  • Leslie Biek, City Engineering – Ongoing Appointment

  •  Connie Garber, President, Board of Public Works and Safety Appointment – Annual Appointment, Term 1/1/18 - 12/31/18

  • 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 1/1/15 to 12/31/18

  • James Wellington, Park Board Appointment - Coextensive with Park Board term, Term 01/01/15– 12/31/18

2018 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

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

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2018 Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Calendar

2019 Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Calendar


2018 Plan Commission or BZA filing packet

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