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ROAD CLOSURE: RIVER RACE DRIVE

Monday, November 19, 2018

NIPSCO will be relocating electric utilities adjacent to the River Art Development on River Race Drive between Jefferson Street and the east/west alley beginning Monday, November 19. River Race Drive will be closed between the two roads for two weeks. more

WINTER WEATHER STORMWATER TIP

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The sleet and snow falling this morning have created icy conditions on our local roadways, sidewalks, and driveways. As you deal with these icy conditions please consider the impact salt and sand can have on the local environment, both plant life and water quality. Keep in mind these simple tips: -... more

TODAY'S SNOW EVENT

Thursday, November 15, 2018

City Street Department crews are working hard to clear the roadways in response to this morning's weather event. We are asking for the community's assistance and support in two ways as we continue our work: Use extra caution as many roadways may be more narrow than usual. There are many streets... more

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Plan Commission Meeting

Today, 4:00pm

City Council meeting

Today, 7:00pm

THANKSGIVING DAY

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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

  • James Ramer, Appointed by Council - not a member of Plan Commission, Term 2/7/17 to 12/31/20


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)
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