Planning & Zoning

The Planning & Zoning Department is responsible for creating a high quality living and working environment for the City and surrounding residents; to assure orderly and harmonious development; to manage growth and development in a manner that supports housing choices and economic development efforts; to protect the quality of life for our people; to work with other Federal, State and local agencies in planning, programming, and budgeting public transportation, utilities and services. This is accomplished by planning, designing and programming the special and temporal interrelationships among resources, facilities, and activities of the community. Through the Land Development Code (Zoning and Subdivision Regulations), the Planning and Zoning Commission, upon recommendation from the Planning Department, recommends to the City Council the mix of land uses, the location and placement of all public and private structures, parking needs, landscaping, signage, parks, schools, and roadways throughout the City of Grand Forks and its surrounding area.


- Walchester Neighborhood
- 2014 Planning & Zoning Meeting Schedule
- Agenda
- Video of last Planning & Zoning Meeting

Brad Gengler, City Planner – bgengler@grandforksgov.com
Ryan Brooks, Sr Planner – rbrooks@grandforksgov.com
Andrea Laraway, Planner – alaraway@grandforksgov.com
Carolyn Schalk, Sr. Admin. Spec. – cschalk@grandforksgov.com

City Planning
255 N. 4th St.
P.O. Box 5200
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Ph. (701)746-2661
Fax (701)787-3755

City of Grand Forks
255 N 4th Street * Grand Forks, ND 58203 * Phone (701) 746-INFO