The Development Department is responsible for the City’s current land use and development policies, as well as long-range planning strategies. These include managing the orderly development and growth of the community by overseeing the implementation of various studies and strategic plans.

2023 Planning and zoning code update

As a next step to the Advance Monroe 2040 plan, the City is in the process of selecting a land use planning firm to assist in updating the Monroe Planning and Zoning Code. The objective will be to improve functionality, modernize, and develop regulatory solutions specifically tailored to the Monroe community. Public participation and stakeholder engagement will be a critical part of this process. 

The RFP is now available for review. The deadline for proposal submission is 4:00 PM on Friday, August 19, 2022. Late proposals will not be accepted. 

Questions and clarifications regarding the RFP must be submitted via email to Kameryn Jones, Assistant Development Director. The deadline for questions has now passed. The complete list of questions submitted along with their responses are now available.

2023 Planning and Zoning Code Update- RFP Question Responses

Advance MONROE 

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The Comprehensive Plan provides the framework that guides future development. The Comprehensive Plan addresses topics such as the overall vision for the City, recent and projected growth patterns, changing demographics, anticipated land use needs, transportation planning, and sustainability.

At their October 26th meeting, City Council voted to adopt the Advance Monroe 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The complete document is available to be viewed here: 

Advance Monroe 2040 Comprehensive Plan.


In 2018, the City with UC EconomCapture Opens in new windowics Center completed a housing study to analyze the community’s existing housing stock and to plan for future growth. Click either image to read the summary or full report.

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