Zoning Code Update

The City of Willoughby’s Planning and Zoning code establishes the rules and regulations regarding the design and use of buildings, permitted uses in the various zones, development standards and regulations, zoning maps, and the development review process.  Such items include parcel size, building heights, density, setbacks, parking, landscaping, fencing, and other aspects of property development and use.

Since 2017, members of City Council and Planning Commission from two different administrations have met in work sessions focusing on amendments to the Planning and Zoning Code, to maintain consistency between the comprehensive plan and city ordinances. These amendments involved adding or removing definitions as needed, removing any outdated language, updating development procedures and maps and cleaning up terms throughout the code to make the document more user-friendly. The overall goal of the update is to promote orderly growth and guide future development while continuing to protect and promote public health, safety, comfort, convenience, economy, aesthetics and general welfare.

The Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 7 pm in the lower level of Willoughby City Hall to review and hear public comment on the proposed Zoning Map Amendments.