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Planning & Zoning

Planning & Zoning Commission

The City of Manchester's Planning & Zoning Commission aims to promote public health, safety and welfare by guiding the development of the built environment. The Planning and Zoning Commission works with citizens, local leaders, city departments, developers, engineers, and nonprofit organizations to implement the City's Comprehensive Plan. The commission reviews technical and professional advice regarding city planning, zoning, subdivision planning, planned unit developments, historic preservation/rehabilitation, and sign regulation activities. The Commission promotes and oversees coordinated, continuous, and comprehensive short and long-term urban planning for the future growth and development of the City of Manchester. 

The commission consists of five (5) members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. All appointments are for three (3) year terms which alternate on a staggered basis.


Zoning Ordinance

A comprehensive Zoning Ordinance regulates the use of land and buildings within the City of Manchester. Zoning applies to all land within the corporate limits and within the 2-Mile Extraterritorial Zoning Jurisdiction. The Zoning Ordinance defines building lot size and setbacks from property lines, uses within each zoning district, placement and size of signs, and several other considerations in the development of property.


Applications for property and land use development, or amendments, should be submitted to City Manager Timothy J. Vick.