Planning and Development Department
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About the Department
The Planning and Development Department is made up of four divisions: The Development Division, Building Division, Planning Division, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Planning and Development Office consists of 26 employees.
Links to Planning and Development resources are located on the navigation pane on the left side of this page.
The Building Division issues construction related permits and provides plan review and inspection services with regard to building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical construction in the City of Cheyenne. The primary goal of the Division is to protect the public health and safety through the administration and enforcement of the adopted building and fire codes. The Building Division is made up of a Chief Building Official, 2 Plans Reviewers, 4 inspectors, and 4 Permit Technicians. The Division provides the primary staff support for the Building Code Board of Appeals and Contractor Licensing Board.
Development Division (Current Planning)
The Development Division works with developers, consultants, residents and the public to ensure that development complies with applicable plans, policies, and codes. This includes review of rezoning applications, planned unit developments (PUDs) subdivision plats, annexations, site plan review, sign and zoning enforcement. The Division provides the primary staff support for the Cheyenne Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment.
Planning Division (Long Range Planning and Historic Preservation)
The Planning Division provides long range planning services, reviews development proposals within the City's nine Historic Districts, implements and manages the greenway system, coordinates future park planning, prepares long range planning documents, manages the Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund, and provides technical planning support to the City. The Division is comprised of one Planner II and one Greenway and Parks Planner. The Division provides primary support to the Planning Commission, Historic District Commission and the Brownfields Revolving Loan Committee.
Metropolitan Planning Organization
The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for developing multi-modal transportation policies and coordinating the various federal, state, and local agencies involved in long-range transportation planning and project development. The MPO maintains Plan Cheyenne, is involved with all aspects of growth, development and quality-of life improvements for the Cheyenne Area. The geographic area the MPO is involved with is a twenty-year growth area known as the Metropolitan Planning Boundary. The MPO is comprised of five staff members, a Director, Senior Engineer/Planner, Transportation Planner II, and a Planning Tech II. The MPO is a multi-jurisdictional agency working closely with City and County Planning Staff, Boards, and governing bodies.