Planning & Zoning


The Development Services Department assists policy makers, property owners, developers and citizens in regard to growth and new development, stabilizing and conserving existing development and preserving the City's historic heritage.

Planning & Zoning: Provides current and long-range planning services including administration of subdivision and zoning regulations; preparation, updating and implementation of comprehensive and policy planning; preparation and analysis of related housing, land use, and demographic information; and staff support to the City council, Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.

Historic Preservation: Provides administrative and policy guidance to both the City (City Council and City departments) and to Historic Mesquite, Inc. regarding historical preservation activities and opportunities.

Neighborhood Planning: Develops and implements policies and strategies to enable and foster neighborhood improvement stability and viability of the City's neighborhoods, concentrating on low and moderate income neighborhoods.