The All In Allen Draft Plan is Available for Review and Comment until July 31
The All In Allen Draft Comprehensive Plan was presented for Community feedback at a series of public open house events from June 27-29.
If you missed one of the open house events, you can still review and comment on the Plan through July 31st. The plan will then be finalized and presented for adoption in October.
Go to ALLINALLEN.org to:
- See a Presentation on the Draft Plan
- View or Download the Plan
- Give Feedback via the Online Comment Card
When complete, the plan will set forth a community-wide vision along with goals and policies to guide decision making for Allen County, the City of Fort Wayne and the adopting communities of Grabill, Huntertown, Monroeville, and Woodburn.
Proposed Amendments to the County and Fort Wayne Zoning Ordinances
The Allen County and Fort Wayne Plan Commissions held public hearings on proposed technical amendments to the County and Fort Wayne zoning ordinances as part of their June, 2022 hearings. The Allen County and Fort Wayne Plan Commissions both recommended approval of the proposed amendments at their June bsuiness meetings. The proposed Amendments will be reviewed by the Allen County Commissioners and the Fort Wayne Common Council in July, 2022. The proposed effective date is September 1, 2022.
Copies of the proposed amendments are on file at the Department of Planning Services, Suite 150, Citizens Square 200 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
These technical amendments are the next phase of the ordinance update and alignment project. This project has been ongoing since 2009.A summary and redlined versions of the amendments, as recommended by the Plan Commissions, are below.
Allen County Flood Insurance Rate Map Open House
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a Virtual Flood Map Information Open House on April 26, 2022. Recently FEMA has proposed changes to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) in the Auglaize Watershed. You are receiving this letter because the proposed changes either increase or decrease the extent to which your property is included in the mapped floodplain. The open house will give property owners the chance to review the proposed new floodplain mapping and ask questions.
At the virtual open house, representatives from various local, state, and federal agencies will provide the most current information about flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development regulations, and the process for floodplain mapping in Indiana. The proposed floodplain maps can also be reviewed at the meeting. Once the maps become effective, they will be used as the basis for flood insurance ratings as well as local flood protection regulations adopted under the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA also intends that they be used as tools to assist planning processes and outreach efforts to quickly respond to and recover from future flood events. Details for the virtual open house are as follows:
WHAT: Auglaize Watershed Virtual Flood Map Information Open House
WHEN: April 26, 2022, from 4:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Visit www.zoom.com and enter the following meeting ID and passcode. This requires registering for a free Zoom account. Meeting ID: 943 2555 7751, Password: 567041
Or click the link below:
You may also call into the meeting using one of the following telephone numbers and entering the meeting ID and password shown above. Long-distance charges may apply.
(301) 715 8592
(312) 626 6799
(646) 876 9923
Property owners, realtors, lenders, and insurance agents are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about flood risk. Digital files of the proposed floodplain maps (the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report) can be downloaded any time from www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata.
FEMA is the agency responsible for developing and adopting these new floodplain maps. The Planning Department is providing this letter so that you are aware of this process and the proposed changes that may affect your property.
If you have questions about flood insurance, please call the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) center at (877) 336-2627.
If you have questions about the floodplain mapping process, please contact Ken Hinterlong, FEMA Region V Coordinator, at (312) 408-5529.
Public Hearing Updates - Plan Commissions
The Fort Wayne Plan Commission Public Hearing live stream can be found by clicking the following link
The Allen County Plan Commission Public Hearing live stream can be found by clicking the following link
Please check this website for updates or email staff at
Public Hearing Updates - Board of Zoning Appeals and Hearing Officer
Please check this website for updates or email staff at
Does my residential project need a permit? The document link below outlines what residential projects require a permit from the Department of Planning Services.
The document below will help assist you in applying for a Department of Planning Services permit online.
If you are inquiring about the zoning of a property you can enter the address of the property to left and click the Lookup Zoning Information button and it will return the zoning.
Thank you for your patience!
Site Plan Routing Review Process
Changes have been made to the site plan review process. A revised checklist and updated process description is located below along with the current application.
Considering a New Project?
Our Mission is to provide professional, responsive, efficient and cost-effective government and community services to provide assistance to and improve the quality of life of the people in Allen County.
As of March 3rd 2008 the Fort Wayne Land Use Management and Zoning Department and the Allen County Department of Planning Services became one department. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM. If you have questions about the new permit or about changes to department processes please contact our office at (260) 449 - 7607.