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Allen County Redevelopment Commission Meeting Date Change

The Allen County Redevelopment Commission Meeting schedule for May 8th has been rescheduled to May 11th at 1:30 p.m. in Room 035 Citizens Square.  The notice can be found pdfhere.

Fort Wayne Plan Commission Calendar Change

Effective in June 2018 the Fort Wayne Plan Commission will start the public hearing at 5:30 p.m. instead of 6:00 p.m.  The revised calendar can be found here.

Site Plan Routing Review Process

Changes have been made to the site plan review process.  Please review this guide to see the new filing options. pdfSite Plan Review Process Submittal Guide.

City of Fort Wayne Zoning Ordinance Floodplain Regulations Amendment

As a follow up to an April 2017 Community Assistance Visit by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), FEMA directed the City of Fort Wayne to update and reorganize the floodplain section of the Zoning Ordinance. DPS staff worked with staff of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and FEMA on this reorganization; the reorganized ordinance is based on the State’s Model Ordinance for Flood Hazard Areas. Both IDNR and FEMA approved the draft language for this update in March 2018. This update should bring the City’s floodplain regulations into full compliance with IDNR and FEMA requirements, and allow for the City’s continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.  The Fort Wayne Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed amendment as part of its May 14th hearing.

pdfDraft Updated Floodplain Provisions

Fort Wayne, Allen County, Huntertown and Woodburn Zoning Ordinances

  1. pdfAllen County Zoning Ordinance - Effective 1/1/2018
  2. pdfFort Wayne Zoning Ordinance - Effective 1/1/2018
  3. pdfHuntertown Zoning Ordinance - Effective 1/1/2018
  4. pdfWoodburn Zoning Ordinance - Effective 3/3/2018

Considering a New Project?

The Department of Planning Services holds monthly new projects meetings to discuss proposed projects prior to formal submittals. If you would like to participate in a new projects meeting please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the new projects meeting application and calendar. There is no fee to participate in the new projects meeting.

Developing Downtown?
If you are considering a development proposal within the downtown Fort Wayne area (DC and DE zoning districts) please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your earliest convenience. The City of Fort Wayne now has Downtown Design Standards that may affect your proposal. The manual has requirements and recommendations on new developments, building additions, façade renovations, signage, fencing, and parking. It is often beneficial to discuss your plans with staff members prior to filing any applications or permits.
Our Mission is to provide professional, responsive, efficient and cost-effective government and community services to provide assistance to and improve the quality of life of the people in Allen County.

As of March 3rd 2008 the Fort Wayne Land Use Management and Zoning Department and the Allen County Department of Planning Services became one department. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM. If you have questions about the new permit or about changes to department processes please contact our office at (260) 449 - 7607.

Department of Planning Services

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Suite 150 Citizen Square
200 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
M-F 8am - 5:00pm

Phone 260.449.7607
Fax 260.449.7682

Executive Director
Kimberly Bowman, AICP

Deputy Director for Land Use
Paul Blisk, AICP

Director of Redevelopment
Elissa M. McGauley, AICP