Planning & Zoning Department is responsible for developing and presenting public policy alternatives to the City Manager and City Commission regarding growth management, development, quality of life and related intergovernmental coordination. The department serves as the staff liaison to the Planning & Zoning board as well as to the Mayor and City Commission for the application and review for rezonings, subdivisions, conditional uses, annexations, and lakefront site plans.
The department administers the Land Development Code and provides information about the zoning codes to the residents, property owners and business owners of Winter Park. They also advise applicants about the review process, notifies property owners of sites under review, and provides consistency in decisions relating to the Comprehensive Plan. Plans are also reviewed to ensure compliance with applicable façade design guidelines. They direct the daily work and special projects and coordinate related activities with other departments so that a unified direction is maintained for the city.
The City of Winter Park has developed over the years with a unique character and environment. The Planning & Zoning Department ensures that the excellent quality of life in Winter Park as reflected in the built and natural environment and its heritage is maintained and enhanced by providing vision, fostering good design and guidance over development.