The City of West Palm Beach is a growing, diverse community. The Planning & Zoning Division of Development Services provides for the comprehensive review and approval of all development within the City of West Palm Beach. The Division is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of all construction codes, occupational licensing, current and long range land use planning, neighborhood revitalization, downtown redevelopment, historic preservation, and annexation. Likewise, the Division takes a proactive role in changing codes, regulations, and practices as needed so that development occurs in a manner consistent with the City's vision of a sustainable community.
Planning & Zoning is responsible for the implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan
and the enforcement of the Downtown Master Plan
, Historic Preservation Ordinance [see Ch. 94, Article II, Sec. 94-46]
, and Zoning Codes [see Ch. 94]
. The Division facilitates the public hearing process on development matters, presenting before boards such as the City of West Palm Beach City Commission, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Downtown Action Committee, and Historic Preservation Board.