Planning & Development
The Planning and Development Division is responsible for overseeing local plans and ordinances related to land use and development. The Division’s primary activities inlcude:
- Providing long range planning support to City Council and many commissions,
- Coordinating the review of subdivision and site plan applications, and
- Representing the City in numerous planning activities with partner agencies.
The Planning and Development Division is also responsible for maintaining information systems that support operations in the City and for use by the public. These include GIS tools, mapping, and databases.
The Division maintains the City’s comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and other relevant ordinances.
- 2022 Comprehensive Plan - 5 yr. update
- 2015 Comprehensive Plan
- 2015 Comprehensive Plan Mapping
- 2005 Comprehensive Plan
- Annual Report to State
Zoning Ordinance & Map
Subdivision and Land Use Ordinance
Information regarding development activity may be found here.
Information regarding the Planning Commission may be found here.
Online maps and GIS data are available at the following link. GIS Site
- Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Action Plan
- Quinn Report
- Evacuation Route & Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability Study
- AECOM Flood Study
- W. Cedar St. Flood Mitigation Planning Study
- Lewes Executive committee on Resiliency - Final Report