Planning and Zoning
The Department connects people, places, and services through innovative planning, partnerships, and forums for effective community engagement. Planning prepares and manages the City of West Fargo Comprehensive Plan and administrates zoning and subdivision regulations to guide growth and development. We collect and analyze a variety of data (land use, demographic, housing, etc.) for use in monitoring plan progress and policy making.
We serve as a support staff to the City Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission and other community and metropolitan communities, task forces, and associations.
Planning and Zoning Commission
City of West Fargo Planning Director supervises the overall physical development of the city, while dealing directly with the Planning and Zoning Commission. For more information, visit the Planning and Zoning Commission page.
|Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting||Application Deadline|
|Jan. 8, 2018||Dec. 15, 2017|
|Feb. 12, 2018||Jan. 19, 2018|
|March 12, 2018||Feb. 16, 2018|
|April 9, 2018*||March 16, 2018|
|May 8, 2018||April 20, 2018|
|June 12, 2018||May 18, 2018|
|July 10, 2018||June 15, 2018|
|Aug. 14, 2018||July 20, 2018|
|Sept. 11, 2018||Aug. 17, 2018|
|Oct. 9, 2018||Sept. 14, 2018|
|Nov. 13, 2018||Oct. 19, 2018|
|Dec. 11, 2018||Nov. 16, 2018|
*The Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to change meeting dates to 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the April 9, 2018, meeting. This change will begin with the May meeting.
Planning and Zoning Duties
Updating, directing, and overseeing the development and implementation of the City's comprehensive growth and development plan.
Staff reviews development proposals, requests for the following:
- Zoning changes
- Subdivision plats
- Retracement plats
- Planned unit Development
- Conditional use permits
- Provisions use permit
- Right-of-way dedications and vacations
- Access plans for major streets
- Building permit plans for multiple family residential, public and semi-public, commercial and industrial uses
Larry Weil, City of West Fargo Community Development Director, recently had an article published in The Western Planner about the City of West Fargo's new comprehensive plan. Read on...