Planning Commission

The City of Gladstone Planning Commission meets the First Tuesday of the Month in the Gladstone City Hall Chambers at 5:00 p.m.

We work closely with the City to develop and annually update a Comprehensive Plan for the community, administer the community Zoning Ordinance and other land use ordinances of the community as amended, work with all land developers, especially in the area of new single-family residential subdivisions.

What is Zoning?

Zoning is the public regulation of land use; it is the division of a community into districts or zones and the establishment of regulations governing the use, placement, spacing and size of land and buildings.  Regulations are found in the text of the zoning ordinance and the accompanying zoning map. The City of Gladstone adopts local zoning codes to enforce regulations to protect the public health, safety and general welfare of its citizens. The authority to adopt zoning is granted to local units of government through the state legislature. Zoning is adopted and enforced to ensure that natural resources are protected, to prevent nuisances, ensure land use compatibility, and prevent overcrowding and the overuse of land. Zoning codes adopted must also conserve property values and natural resources.