City Development Links
City of Racine Zoning Code (Chapter 114, Municipal Code)
City of Racine Geographical Information System (GIS)
City of Racine Housing Department
City of Racine Fair Housing Department
The Department of City Development has responsibilities in four program areas:
• Planning and Redevelopment • Development Regulation • Block Grant Administration • Updating of the Zoning Ordinance.
Planning and Redevelopment seeks to anticipate the changing needs of the city as they affect its physical development and to create programs to address those needs. Department staff works with the Redevelopment Authority and City Plan Commission in this program area. We currently have two special redevelopment initiatives underway: Brownfields and Commercial Corridors.
Development Regulation is the administration of the city’s development controls in such a manner as to maintain and increase property values, minimize or eliminate conflicts between neighboring land uses, and to expeditiously and fairly decide issues that come before the department. Department staff works with the City Plan Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission, and design review committees in this program area.
Block Grant Administration is the management of the funds received by the city from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in compliance with federal regulations and to address the city’s greatest needs. Department staff works with the Community Development Committee in this program area.
The Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code) provides the framework for development within the City. The City of Racine City Development Staff has begun the multi-year process of updating its Zoning Ordinance. For current updates/additions in progress, please visit the Current City Development Projects page.
Department of City Development City Hall, Room 102 730 Washington Ave. Racine, WI 53403
Main Telephone: 262-636-9151
Director of City Development Brian O'Connell
Assistant Director of City Development Matthew Sadowski
Associate Planner Jill Johanneck
Community Development Program Specialist Jeff Vitton, AICP
Community Development Compliance Specialist Laura Detert Administrative Assistant Michelle Cook
Monday - Friday8:00 a.m. - 4:55 p.m.
Building Administration 262-636-9470
Building Inspector 262-636-9272
Electrical Inspector 262-636-9163
Zoning Enforcement 262-636-9161