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City Process

City Development

Thornton’s City Development Department is responsible for the planning and development of all Thornton’s residential and commercial neighborhoods.

Find more information on Thornton’s Planning and Development Services

City Development Divisions & Services

Current Planning & Zoning:
Information and services around current development, including annexation, zoning and rezoning, subdivision, etc.
More info about Current Planning & Zoning

Development Engineering:
Information and services around plan reviews, inspections, and permitting for infrastructure.
More info on Development Engineering

Landscape Architecture:
Landscaping requirements and helpful handouts to aid in construction projects.
More info on Landscape Architecture

Building Inspection:
Information on licenses, permits, building guides, advisories, and more.
More info on Building Inspection

Long-Range Planning:
Information and services around the city’s long-range planning, including population and demographic information, Thornton Comprehensive Plan, North Washington Sub-Area Plan, Thornton Transportation Plan, Eastlake Transit Station Plan, and more.
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Mapping information and data analysis involving the city’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used to assist city staff in making informed decisions about our community.
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Community Connections:
Information and services around home ownership, neighborhood preservation, neighborhood code issues, home repair, affordable housing, foreclosure assistance, and more.
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Development Review Guide

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