The Planning and Development Services Division is responsible for projects such as:
- Abandonments and License to Use
- Planned Unit Developments, Replats, and Subdivision Design
- Zoning District and/or Land Development Regulation amendments
- Variance requests and Specific Use Permits
- Concession Permits
What is Zoning?
Zoning is a tool used by city planners that classifies land in order to responsibly guide the development of land. These classifications, or districts, include additional land regulations in terms of height, setbacks, landscaping, and more. Ultimately, these regulations are to ensure existing buildings, and guide future development projects, meet the provisions in the 2011 Comprehensive Plan.
To see the City of Galveston's "Land Development Regulations" and "Comprehensive Plan", please click on either image below.