The Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission is the designated planning agency for the City. The Commission advises on the Garden City Comprehensive Plan and other planning policies, development legislation, and subdivisions, and is the final decision maker for certain land use applications such as conditional use permits or variances.  The Commission also serves as the appeals board for building services and certain staff-level decisions.


Each Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Garden City City Council.  The Planning and Zoning Commission is a board of volunteer Garden City residents who serve without pay.  While the Commission is a volunteer board, Garden City is fortunate to have a Commission that is comprised of individuals with extensive knowledge and expertise and who are willing to dedicate many hours to ensure legally sound and fair decisions that are aligned with the adopted vision of the City.