The Planning and Development Department is made up of six full-time employees, including a Planning and Development Director, Administrative Assistant, Principal Planner, Building Inspector, Code Compliance Official/Floodplain Manager and an ADA Coordinator. Our office is located at 204 North Main Street.
The goal of the department is to serve the citizens of Republic through pursuance, guidance and assistance in the development of the City. This is accomplished through marketing and strategic planning accompanied by oversight and enforcement of the City's Building Codes, Zoning Codes and Subdivision Regulations.
The department has marketing material that is updated every year and is provided to prospective developers considering bringing a new business or constructing new housing in the City. The City Council made it a high priority to improve the quality of life in the City by adding a Code Compliance Official to handle nuisance related issues.
In order to guide the significant growth and changes that are occurring in the community, the Planning and Development Department has been proactive with respect to transportation planning, corridor development planning, land use planning and site planning. The department has also conducted several Visioning Meetings to allow the public to get involved in planning the future of the Community. Along with planning, the Planning and Development Department has made significant improvements to existing ordinances and processes to streamline the development process.