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Notice of Adoption of a Resolution Designating the “Benteler III Economic Revitalization Area” and Notice of Public Hearing

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Goshen Common Council passed Resolution 2020-01 on January 7, 2020 declaring the designation of the Benteler III Economic Revitalization Area at 910 Eisenhower Drive South, Goshen, Indiana for the purpose of phasing-in certain personal property taxes in connection with the installation of new manufacturing... more

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash collection services WILL CONTINUE AS REGULARLY SCHEDULED on Monday and the rest of the week. The Board of Works meeting scheduled for Monday, January 20, has been canceled due... more

CITY STAFF MONITORING RAIN, POTENTIAL FLOODING THIS WEEKEND

Friday, January 10, 2020

With the weather forecast calling for extended and intense periods of rain this weekend and Monday, the City of Goshen is monitoring areas that may be affected by flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for areas in Elkhart County, including some within Goshen’s city... more

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Board of Zoning Appeals

Today, 4:00pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, February 3, 2020, 2:00pm

City Council meeting

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 7:00pm

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. 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.

2020 Plan Commission Members

  • Leslie Biek, City Engineering – Ongoing Appointment

  •  Richard Worsham, Board of Public Works and Safety Appointment – Annual Appointment, Term 1/1/20 - 12/31/20

  • 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 1/1/20 to 12/31/23

  • Joe McCorkel, 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

2020 Board of Zoning Appeals Members

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

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

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

  • Scott McKee, Appointed by Council, Term 1/1/17 to 12/31/20

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


2020 Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Calendar


2020 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