These are the four principle ways in which the Planning and Municipal Development Department shapes development to ensure consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.
Each year the Municipality receives over $2 million in federal, state and county grants. The Planning and Municipal Development Department develops projects and programs using these funds, including the owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program and the first-time home buyer assistance program.
The Planning and Municipal Development Department, in cooperation with federal, state, county government and other agencies and organizations, helps develop and guide important strategic initiatives intended to have a major impact on Norristown.
This services includes working with developers, investors, residents and others to review and approve plans for new construction in Norristown.
Norristown is divided into areas (or zones). Certain activities or uses are allowed in certain zones in Norristown but not others. The Planning and Municipal Development Department is responsible for ensuring that the uses in each zone are allowed by ordinance.