Planning & Zoning Department

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Happening in the Department right now:

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The City of Norwalk is in the process of undertaking the first comprehensive rewrite of the zoning regulations in over 30 years!
The result will be a framework for regulations, rezoning recommendations, and projects needed to pursue a healthy, vibrant and dynamic waterfront for Norwalk that balances public access, water-dependent land uses, water quality, and flood resiliency.
Review projects recently approved, pending or currently underway throughout the city.


What We Do: 

Ø  Guide growth and development in the city.

Ø  Provide information, guidance and administrative support to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning & Zoning Commission, Historical Commission, and Harbor Management Commission.

Ø  Assist the land use Commissions in establishing the long-term vision for the city by implementing the goals outlined in the Plan of Conservation and Development.

Ø  Conduct planning studies related to traffic, parking, housing, urban design, mobility, resiliency, economic development, etc. as directed by the Commissions and/or the legislative body. 

Ø  Provide objective information to residents and applicants on matters regarding land use. 

Ø  Review and process applications, administer and enforce Zoning and Subdivision Regulations.


Board & Commission Meetings

Please view our meeting schedule for times, dates, and locations of meetings for the Planning & Zoning CommissionZoning Board of Appeals and Aquifer Protection Agency..