Learn about how Planning and Zoning guides the City's long term growth
The Mesquite Planning Division engages citizens in an ongoing dialogue about Mesquite’s future and plays a central role in guiding the long-term development of the built and natural environment. It is comprised of staff, who evaluate the built environment, monitor and update the City’s Master Plan, ensure compliance with the Planning and Zoning codes, and draft land use policy. The division also includes staff who guide and participate in planning for environmental resources in the valley.The Planning Division’s principal activities are:
Processing of Zoning Applications.Development and maintenance of the Master Plan.Reviewing of private development projects and other physical projects involving City property for consistency and conformity with the Master Plan, as well as, Planning Codes.Serving as an information center, in order to assist citizens in understanding and applying to their project proposals, the policies of the Master Plan and provisions of the Planning Code.Anticipating and acting on the need for new plans, policies, and Planning Code changes.Applying the approved plans, policies, Planning Code and other regulations to proposed land use.Applying the Planning Code and applicable sections of the Administrative Code to applications for permits.Respond to Code Enforcement Complaint Forms for potential Planning Code Violations and initiate fair and unbiased enforcement action to correct those violations and educate property owners to maintain code compliance.
The Division is administered in a manner designed to fulfill the objectives of the Master Plan, provide applicants with efficient permit processing services and provided citizens appropriate opportunities to participate in land use decisions.