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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:

 https://stantec.zoom.us/j/94325557751?pwd=dHBqcTQzcVkwYkQxRmJJVzFRTkpoQT09

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

https://afw.viebit.com/

The Allen County Plan Commission Public Hearing live stream can be found by clicking the following link

https://www.facebook.com/pg/AllenCounty/videos/?ref=page_internal

Please check this website for updates or email staff at

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Public Hearing Updates - Board of Zoning Appeals and Hearing Officer

Please check this website for updates or email staff at

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Does my residential project need a permit?  The document link below outlines what residential projects require a permit from the Department of Planning Services.

pdfResidential Projects that Require Planning Services Permits

The document below will help assist you in applying for a Department of Planning Services permit online.

pdfCompleting Online Permits

If you need assistance, call 260-449-7607 or you can email staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please include your name and the address of the property you are inquiring about so we can provide the necessary information for your request.

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!

 

All In Allen Comprehensive Plan Project

The draft Vision, Goals, Strategies and Action Steps are available for the public to view now. Visit allinallen.org, or email the project team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more!  

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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.

  1. pdfSITE Process for Fort Wayne and Allen County
  2. pdfSITE Submittal Checklist
  3. pdfSITE Application

 

Grabill - Draft Zoning Ordinance

The Town of Grabill has adopted an updated and aligned Zoning Ordinance. The effective date of the new zoning ordinance is July 1, 2021. 

Monroeville - Draft Zoning Ordinance

The Town of Monroeville has adopted an updated and aligned Zoning Ordinance. The effective date of the new zoning ordinance is July 1, 2021. 

 

Allen County, Fort Wayne, Grabill, Huntertown, Monroeville and Woodburn Zoning Ordinances

  1. pdfAllen County Zoning Ordinance - Effective 8-1-2021
  2. pdfFort Wayne Zoning Ordinance - Effective 10-10-2019
  3. pdfGrabill Zoning Ordinance - Effective Date 7-1-2021 
  4. pdfHuntertown Zoning Ordinance - Effective 4-8-2020
  5. pdfMonroeville Zoning Ordinance - Effective Date 7-1-2021
  6. pdfWoodburn Zoning Ordinance - Effective 4-8-2020

Considering a New Project?

The Department of Planning Services holds monthly new projects meetings to discuss proposed projects prior to formal submittals. If you would like to participate in a new projects meeting please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the new projects meeting application and calendar. There is no fee to participate in the new projects meeting.

Developing Downtown?
If you are considering a development proposal within the downtown Fort Wayne area (DC and DE zoning districts) please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your earliest convenience. The City of Fort Wayne now has Downtown Design Standards that may affect your proposal. The manual has requirements and recommendations on new developments, building additions, façade renovations, signage, fencing, and parking. It is often beneficial to discuss your plans with staff members prior to filing any applications or permits.
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.

Department of Planning Services

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Contact Info

Suite 150 Citizen Square
200 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
M-F 8am - 5:00pm

Phone 260.449.7607
Fax 260.449.7682

Director of Redevelopment
Elissa M. McGauley, AICP

Executive Director
Benjamin J. Roussel