Community & Economic Development

The Community & Economic Development Department reviews and issues building, land use permits, administers the Phoenix Land Development Code, and provides staff support to the Planning Commission, City Council, and administers various long-range community development plans.  Community & Economic Development als administers the city's Floodplain Management regulations and natural hazard planning as well as economic development and redevelopment.  

Planning Files

Planning Department

Community & Economic Development

Building Department

Plaza Bioswale

Resource Planning

Community & Economic Development

Economic Development

Community & Economic Development Mission Statement

The Community & Economic Development Department is responsible for many different things, but to put it as simply as possible, it is responsible for the review and issuance of building and land use permits as well as the preparation of long-range plans. In the execution of its duties, the Department will

  • Vigorously serve the public interest by applying the highest level of professional expertise, skill, and critical thinking.
  • Always pursue planning that achieves excellence in the design and experience of the built environment; protects and responsibly manages natural resources and systems for generations to come; ensures a high quality of life for the people of Phoenix; welcomes new people, businesses, and ideas.
  • Assist and advise land-use decision-making using best practices and sound planning methods.
  • Actively work to educate the public through the communication of the most accurate, comprehensive, and thorough information available to the department.
  • Respectfully listen to differing points of view and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to resolve disagreement to the mutual benefit of all parties, whenever possible.
  • Consistently review land use permit applications in a transparent, consistent, thoughtful, and timely manner.
  • Continuously review and improve department practices, processes, and procedures.
  • Always execute our responsibilities in an ethical and professional manner.

Community & Economic Development Contact Information

Zac Moody
Community Development Manager

Cell: (541) 951-3012
Office: (541) 535-2050 Ext. 313
Fax: (541) 535-5769


Building/Planning Aide

Office: (541) 535-2050 Ext. 315
Fax: (541) 535-5769

Jeff Wilcox
Associate Planner

Office: (541) 535-2050 Ext. 318
Fax: (541) 535-5769

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.