The Planning Department administers plans and programs for the orderly development of the City of Westlake. Planning oversees the development and updating of the city’s guide plan, planning and platting code, and zoning code. The department reviews all development plans and land subdivisions to determine compliance with the city’s codes for zoning, development and signs, and reviews construction plans and inspects completed projects to determine their compliance with approved development plans and zoning codes.
- Consulting with prospective applicants, residents, developers and property owners
- Administering the platting and planning code, the zoning code and the sign ordinance
- Providing staff support to the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Board of Building appeals by reviewing applications, preparing agendas, legal notices and meeting minutes and notifying affected property owners
- Administering the design guidelines and the storefront and sign criteria for Crocker Park
- Administration and implementation of plans and programs for the comprehensive and orderly development of the city including the 2016 Guide Plan and special studies such as the Westlake Citywide Bike Plan.
- When it comes to keeping Westlake beautiful, the Planning Department oversees the city’s participation in the local competition Westlake in Bloom.
- The department also is responsible for the annual publication of the Westlake Magazine.
- Board of Zoning Appeals Application; Board of Zoning Appeals Schedule
- Conditional Use Permit Application
- Development Plan Application; Planning Commission Schedule
- Lot Split and Assembly Application; Planning Commission Schedule
- Signs, Planning Commission Application; Planning Commission Schedule
- Subdivision Application; Planning Commission Schedule
- Zoning Code Amendments
Crocker Park Design Guidelines and ApplicationsFor all signage in Crocker Park please contact the Crocker Park Tenant Coordinator for all permits and approval letter. The application is a joint application requiring the signature of the development (Crocker Park) and the applicant as well as an approved letter from Crocker Park.
- Final Mixed-use Design Manual (PDF)
- Crocker Park Design Guidelines for I-Block Housing (PDF)
- Crocker Park Sign Criteria and Master Sign Plan (PDF)
- Crocker Park Instructions for Storefront and Signage Applications
- Crocker Park Sign Application; Planning Commission Schedule
- Crocker Park Storefront Application; Planning Commission Schedule
- Crocker Park Semi Permanent Sign Application - submit to the Westlake Building Department
- Planning, Platting and Zoning Code - Chapters 11 and 12
To view various maps such as the Zoning Map and an interactive GIS system, visit the Maps page.