Current Planning is responsible for handling development proposals within Orange that have been submitted to the City for review and approval, as well as on-going public inquiries regarding City development standards and land use. The key responsibilities of Current Planning staff include:
Providing assistance at the public counter, over the telephone, or via email
Evaluating Planning applications for land development or changes in land use
Coordinating internal review of Planning applications with other City departments
Implementing the Old Towne Design Standards and providing public information about appropriate approaches to making alterations and additions to historic properties
Implementing the development standards that comprise the City’s zoning ordinance
Conducting site inspections in conjunction with finalizing building permits for development projects involving Planning applications.