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Community Development
The Community Development Department promotes development and livability and works to make St. Joseph a safe and attractive community to live and locate a business.  Department staff are available to provide professional assistance to guide residents, landowners and businesses through the development process.

The department is responsible for the review and management of development and redevelopment in the City of St. Joseph. The department coordinates the preparation of a comprehensive plan which lays out the City's long-range guide to how property should be developed.

The Community Development Department is comprised of the following divisions:
Planning and Zoning
Economic Development 

Envision St. Joseph - Comprehensive Plan

The City of St. Joseph is updating the City's Comprehensive Plan and we are working with Community Design Group (CDG) to do that. A Comprehensive Plan is a guide on how the community wants to develop into the future. Plan components include land use, transportation, housing, economic development, parks and trails, and sustainability. The Comprehensive Plan process will take several months to complete with an anticipated completion in the spring of 2018.

Help us shape the future of St. Joseph!  Your participation is key to creating a great plan for St. Joseph. Check back for updates.


Therese Haffner
Community Development Director