The City of Richfield Planning Division is responsible for the administration of land use regulations and policies throughout the City. The Planning Division coordinates the preparation of the City's Comprehensive Plan (long-range land use and infrastructure plan), recommends zoning regulations to implement that Plan, and reviews and processes individual applications for new development, redevelopment, land subdivison and variances.
The Planning Division provides information and assistance to residents, local businesses and developers. In addition to direct contact, the staff makes available handouts and maps on frequently requested matters.
The Planning Division prepares reports and makes recommendations to the Hearing Examiner (variances), Planning Commission, and City Council regarding land development in the City. The City Planner serves as the staff liaison to the Hearing Examiner and Planning Commission.