The Development Department is responsible for the City’s current land use and development policies, as well as long-range planning strategies. These include managing the orderly development and growth of the community by overseeing the implementation of various studies and strategic plans.

Advance MONROE 

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The Advance Monroe Comprehensive Plan draft document is available for review and feedback online at You will be able to read the full draft text as one document or review sections individually. At their September 21st meeting, Planning Commission voted a favorable recommendation regarding the Comprehensive Plan. The draft recommendations will be presented to City Council at a future date as the last step in the adoption process. 

In the meantime, the Advance Monroe Comprehensive Plan draft document is still up and available for feedback online at


Future updates and announcements will be posted to the website, including future meetings and events, as this project concludes. We will send out email updates every time a new announcement or document is posted.


In 2018, the City with UC EconomCapture Opens in new windowics Center completed a housing study to analyze the community’s existing housing stock and to plan for future growth. Click either image to read the summary or full report.

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The Comprehensive Plan provides the framework that guides future development. The Comprehensive Plan addresses topics such as the overall vision for the City, recent and projected growth patterns, changing demographics, anticipated land use needs, transportation planning, and sustainability. The 2010 Comprehensive Plan is provided below.

Executive Summary (PDF)

Executive Summary

Complete Comprehensive Plan (PDF)

Complete Comphrensive Plan

Plan Boundary

Plan Boundary

Existing Land Uses (PDF)

Existing Land Uses

Future Residential Areas (PDF)

Future Residential Areas

Future Park Areas (PDF)

Future Park Areas

Future Commercial & Industrial Areas (PDF)

Future Residential Areas

Transportation Plan (PDF)

Transportation Plan