Planning & Zoning

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The Planning Division is responsible for creating a high quality living and working environment for the City and surrounding residents; to assure orderly and harmonious development; to manage growth and development in a manner that supports housing choices and economic development efforts; to protect the quality of life for our people; to work with other Federal, State and local agencies in planning, programming, and budgeting public transportation, utilities and services. This is accomplished by planning, designing and programming the special and temporal interrelationships among resources, facilities, and activities of the community. Through the Land Development Code (Zoning and Subdivision Regulations), the Planning and Zoning Commission, upon recommendation from the Planning and Community Development Department, recommends to the City Council the mix of land uses, the location and placement of all public and private structures, parking needs, landscaping, signage, parks, schools, and roadways throughout the City of Grand Forks and its surrounding area.


Planning & Zoning Commission

Downtown Design Review Board

Department Staff

Brad Gengler, Director – email

Ryan Brooks, Deputy City Planner – email

Andrea Edwardson, Planner – email

Stephanie Halford, Planner - email

Cary McMahon, Sr. Admin Spec. - email

We are located on the
2nd Floor of City Hall

255 N. 4th St.
P.O. Box 5200
Grand Forks, ND 58203


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday


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