There are upcoming Plan Commission public hearings for the next phase of the ongoing Allen County – Fort Wayne Zoning Ordinance Update project. The primary objective of this project is to update and align the Fort Wayne and Allen County zoning ordinances. This project is part of ongoing work to improve, clarify, simplify, and streamline the development and permitting processes.
During Clarion Associates work on the community's replacement zoning ordinance ordinances, consultant Don Elliott consistently brought up the fact that once the ordinances were adopted and used by the community, there would be issues that would come up with the language, or it would be determined that there would be items that had been missed, or misspellings and similar errors in the documents would be found.
That has proven to be the case, as staff has continued to identify non-substantive issues and items to be addressed since the last technical ordinance amendments became effective.
This set of technical amendments is proposed to:
1) Clarify language that is not clear based on the use of the ordinances so far;
2) Address issues that have come up since the effective date of the replacement ordinances (4/5/2014) or the effective date of the last technical amendment (1/1/2016);
The proposed amendments are listed in the summary included below; there are also redlined versions of the amendments below. The summary shows which pages will be affected in each ordinance. For the most part, these amendments will be made to both the Fort Wayne and Allen County zoning ordinances; the summary indicates which amendments will affect only one ordinance.
The Fort Wayne Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on these proposed amendments on Monday, October 9th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 035 on the Garden (Basement) Level of the Citizens Square building.
The Allen County Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on these proposed amendments on Thursday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m. in Room 035 on the Garden (Basement) Level of the Citizens Square building. Citizens Square is located at 200 E. Berry Street.
Please contact Pat Fahey of the Department of Planning Services at 449-7607 with any questions about these amendments.
The proposed effective date of these amendments is January 1, 2018. To maintain alignment with the County and Fort Wayne, the Town of Huntertown ordinance will also be amended as part of this project.
Changes have been made to the site plan review process. Please review this guide to see the new filing options. Site Plan Review Process Submittal Guide.
Our Mission is to provide professional, responsive, efficient and cost-effective government and community services to provide assistance to and improve the quality of life of the people in Allen County.
As of March 3rd 2008 the Fort Wayne Land Use Management and Zoning Department and the Allen County Department of Planning Services became one department. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM. If you have questions about the new permit or about changes to department processes please contact our office at (260) 449 - 7607.