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City to host Electric Vehicle Expo

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The following is a message from the Michiana Area Council of Governments, in collaboration with South Shore Clean Cities, Inc. and the City of Goshen: The City of Goshen’s Department of Environmental Resilience is teaming up with the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) and South Shore... more

TOUCH-A-TRUCK EVENT CHANCE FOR COMMUNITY TO SEE CITY EQUIPMENT, MEET CITY STAFF

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Squad cars, fire trucks and plows, oh my! The City of Goshen invites residents to come downtown Saturday, Sept. 25, to interact with City vehicles and meet staff. The City of Goshen’s Touch-a-Truck event, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Main Street between Jefferson Street and Lincoln Avenue,... more

LAST BRUSH COLLECTION DELAYED

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The September brush pickup —and the last of the year—has been delayed to the first week of October, to allow the Street Department to finish its paving project. The Street Department has been paving roads on the north side of Goshen. The project must be completed before the fall weather fully... more

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LAST Brush pickup

Monday, September 27, 2021

FINAL scheduled brush pickup of the year. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. More at goshenindiana.org/street-department

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, September 27, 2021, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81896230103 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 818 9623 0103 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Shade Tree Board

Monday, September 27, 2021, 7:00pm

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 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.

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

  • Doug Nisley, 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

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

  • Michael Potuck, 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


2021 Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Schedule


2021 Plan Commission or 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 43-140)
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 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.

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