City Limits and Urban Growth Area Aerial – 12/5/2018
Lilith Vespier, AICP, Development Services Manager
Maggie Boles, City Planner
Mark Barnes, Building and Code Inspector/Plans Examiner
City of Leavenworth Mission Statement:
Development Services staff members are simultaneously engaged in administering a variety of regulatory requirements, and working on community development, strategic planning, and other special projects.
Building and Land Use permit applications may be submitted in person, by mail, and by email. Email submissions may require paper copies to be provided by the applicant. Applicants proposing complex projects or new development are encouraged, and may be required, to complete a pre-application meeting prior to submittal.
All projects within the Commercial Zoning Districts, which affect the exterior of the building, including signs, are required to be reviewed for compliance with the City’s Old World Bavarian Alpine Theme. The Design Review Board process most often requires a separate permit and hearing process; however, some minor modifications may be done administratively.
Current building and land use permits and online inspection requests are available from the Permit Portal.
In addition, Development Services oversees zoning/land use ordinances, interlocal planning, long range land use planning, strategic planning, economic development, downtown revitalization, fire safety inspections, oversight of special research/community projects, grant writing, and other special project development. To complete most of this work, The Development Services staff provides professional staff support to the Planning Commission, various City Council Committees, and other Committees.
The work of the staff plays a vital role in assuring that all sectors of the community receive fair, courteous, and effective service, especially as projects move from conception to completion.