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Public meeting on permit changes set for Jan. 30

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 12:01 am

The public is invited to learn more about efforts to streamline local governments' land-use permitting process by attending a meeting Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in Room 035 of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St.

The goal of the potential changes is to improve, streamline, simplify and clarify the steps residents and business leaders must take to develop new, or improve existing, buildings and homes.

At the meeting, project consultant Clarion Associates will present proposed zoning ordinance modifications and ask residents to provide feedback. Drafts of the proposed new zoning ordinances are available online at

During this phase, changes will be considered to agricultural and residential zoning districts, the development process and administration.

Anyone unable to attend may provide written comments to Senior Planner Patrick Fahey at or by mail to Fahey in care of the Department of Planning Services, 200 E. Berry St., Suite 150, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.