The Commission holds public hearings to review applications for development plans and plats. They also review rezoning petitions and amendments to the New Haven Zoning and Subdivision Control Ordinances with final authority lying with the New Haven City Council. Prior to public hearings, a legal notice of the hearing will be published in the Fort Wayne newspapers and also notify any interested parties by mail. The staff notifies any property owners in the immediate area of the subject site and affected neighborhood associations.
The Commission is an advisory body to the City Council regarding matters of the City's growth and development. Members are appointed based upon their experience and aptitude to review development plans and petitions adhering to the standards set forth by the Zoning and Subdivision Control Ordinances.
Meetings: Meets 6 p.m. second Tuesday of the month.
Decisions made by the Commission members must support the Comprehensive Plan in order:
That adequate qualities may be secured:
convenience of access
safety from fire, flood, and other dangers
That the congestion in the public streets may be lessened or avoided
That variables of the public may be promoted such as:
general public welfare
Applications made to the Commission must be completed by the petitioner or an authorized agent and turned into the Planning Department by the close of business on the filing deadline listed on the Public Meeting Calendar. This allows time for staff to provide a public notice as required by Indiana Code and all submitted information is shared with board members prior to hearing.
When reviewing petitions, the Commission will consider:
the character of buildings erected in each district
conservation of property values throughout the territory of the Commission