The primary responsibility of the Plan Commission is to develop and recommend to the legislative body a plan for the future of the community, with their focus being establishing quality development and quality of life for Zionsville. The Plan Commission helps establish what must be done to develop or build within Zionsville consistent with the desired look, feel and best interest of Zionsville.
Under Indiana law, plan commissions are responsible for the following:
Preparing a comprehensive plan;
Preparing a zoning ordinance and a subdivision control ordinance;
Making recommendations to the legislative body on proposals to amend the text of the zoning ordinance or subdivision control ordinance;
Making recommendations to the legislative body on proposals to amend the zoning map (rezoning);
Approving or denying proposals to subdivide land, based upon compliance with the subdivision control ordinance;
Approving development plans; and
Assigning street addresses.
The Commission is comprised of seven members. Four members are appointed by Town Council, three members are appointed by the Mayor. Four members must be from the Rural District and three members must be from the Urban District. Term of service is four years.