Planning Department

Responsibilities
The Planning Department is committed to advancing the quality lifestyle and economic development as envisioned by the city’s comprehensive plan. We work with the community to achieve its desired future. The planning staff facilitates public processes. Principle functions and responsibilities include the following areas:     
  • Reviews and manages conditional use, rezoning, subdivisions, street / alley vacations, and historic structure demolition / relocation applications
  • Coordinates and implements long range planning policies and goals related to historic preservation, transportation and environmental planning, community and economic development as embodied in the city’s comprehensive plan
  • Performs city ordinance review and revisions, particularly the zoning and subdivision ordinances
  • Assists in the development of the city’s capital improvement plan
  • Provides technical support to the Waynesboro Planning Commission
  • Responds to citizen requests and inquiries
The Planning Department also pursues a variety of special projects related to community development, such as the Safe Routes to School Program.

Zoning & Subdivision Regulations
The city’s subdivision regulations (Chapter 74 of the City Code) are listed in Municode. Download information on the revised Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 98 of the City Code).