Planning Department Directory
Land Development planners review subdivisions, rezonings, and other applications related to the zoning code, guide applicants through the development process, and write staff reports advising the Planning Commission. The Development Finance Officer processes performance bonds and letters of credit. The front counter accepts applications and answers zoning and subdivision questions.
Community Design planners work with residents, property owners, developers and other stakeholders to create appropriate development based on each community's needs and goals.
Multimodal Transportation Planning & Programming
Multimodal Transportation planners and engineers work with the Metro Public Works Division of Transportation (MDOT) to develop and implement the city’s transportation vision through public and private sector projects, policies, and programs. They assist Metro departments in prioritizing, aligning, and programming transportation projects and activities.
Capital Improvements Planning
GIS and Mapping Services
Our MetroGIS division generates, organizes, and analyzes spatial data, creates maps, and provides information about our county’s physical structure for other Metro departments and the general public. GIS (an abbreviation of "Geographic Information Systems") is a system of hardware and software used for storage, retrieval, mapping, and analysis of geographic data; here, GIS provides a better understanding of our county's physical attributes and supports more informed decisions about land use and development.
Budgeting and Finance
Several of our planners, as noted in their individual listings, have earned what the American Planning Association calls "a high mark of distinction" in the planning profession - membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners.
AICP certification is awarded to planners who pass a rigorous examination covering the history and theory of planning, urban design, law, ethics, and quantitative methods.