Planning & Zoning
Review & Approvals
Design Review & Approval
Site, landscaping, and architectural changes require design review and approval by the City's Plan Commission, though certain minor projects or projects for single-family homes and duplexes may be approved by staff. Design review is also required for Conditional Use permits.
Planning and Zoning also handles related reviews and approvals for certified survey maps, rezonings, and land use map amendments.
Find out more about guidelines, procedures, and applications on the Design Review & Approval page.
Sign Review & Approval
Signs require review and approval in the form of a sign permit.
Find out more about guidelines, procedures, and applications on the Sign Review & Approval page.
To use the code, follow these steps.
Contact Planning and Zoning with general questions about zoning. Request formal zoning verification letters through the City's online Planning Application.
What We Do
Planning and Zoning is responsible for guiding the development of West Allis through short-term and long-term planning. Short-term planning primarily includes helping people, businesses, and developers navigate review and approval processes. Long-term planning includes zoning, comprehensive planning, transportation planning, and implementing new projects and initiatives.
- Comprehensive Planning
- Conditional Use Permits
- Formal Zoning Verification
- Historic Preservation
- Land Divisions and Consolidations
- Sign Review and Approvals
- Site, Landscaping, and Architectural Plan Reviews
- Zoning and Business Occupancy Reviews
- City Planning - Chapter 12
- Zoning Code - Chapter 19