Planning & Development

About Planning & Development
The Planning Department is responsible for ensuring that the physical development of the community is accomplished according the codes, ordinances, and plans adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council. The Planning Department also responds to development-related requests for information and is responsible for approving administrative level applications. Staff also performs routine analysis on the viability of future projects and works with developers to ensure the highest quality of development for the City. Comprehensive Plan & Ordinance development is also supported by the Planning division.

About the Development Process
The City of Forney's development process provides internal and external standards for development to ensure that future growth occurs in an orderly and sustainable manner that enhances quality of life.  

Community Development staff is the initial point of contact for anyone interested in any aspect of development.  Community Development facilitates meetings associated with potential development and guide projects through the development process to successful completion. For those who wish to submit plans via online, please follow the instructions on the residential and commercial webpages. 

For a list of common residential projects, please visit our Residential Development Information page. The page will have more detailed information about a specific project with links on how to submit plans to staff.

For a list of common commercial projects and links to 

Comprehensive Plan
The department is also responsible for "Imagine Forney", the City's comprehensive plan. Staff work with property owners, residents, and other City departments and elected and appointed officials to develop and implement plans to address current and future growth and changing City dynamics. 

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