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.
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:
In 2018, the City with UC Economics 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.