Planning Commission


The role of the Planning Commission is to guide the land use, zoning, and planning process in the City of Hancock. The Commission is charged with planning for the future and is expected to stay up to date on current trends and issues that may affect the City. The Planning Commission is responsible for the formalization of the Master Plan. They review and recommend changes to the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning map to City Council. The Commission also reviews site plans, rezoning requests, special/ conditional use requests and planned unit developments.

The Planning Commission meets regularly on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers. Members of the public are invited to attend and encouraged to share their thoughts during the public comment period.

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Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)


The role of the ZBA is to act as a quasi-judicial review body for the Zoning Ordinance and to decide on variance requests, provide ordinance interpretations for the zoning text and the map, and hear appeals of the zoning administrator’s decisions. ZBA decisions should be based on the facts of the case and must be based on the requirements and standards of the Zoning Ordinance.

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