How does Planning Improve a Community?
The Office of Planning and Zoning has developed a guide to serve as best practices and design principles for the City of St. Joseph. It is our goal to help improve the economic vitality, sustainability, and quality of life for all members of the community by following these 3 key principles:
- Where do we want to grow? This toolkit explains and defines the various areas and development patterns: urban commercial, urban residential, main streets, suburban neighborhoods, and rural fringe.
- What do we want St. Joseph to look like? What best practices can be implemented to support our neighborhoods, commercial corridors, and infrastructure.
- How do we make it happen? Implementation is the key to any planning effort, and it comes down to planning, regulation, and administration.