Planning & Zoning
Planning and Zoning staff administer the City Code, Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances and the Comprehensive Plan. They serve as the technical advisor on planning and zoning issues, which are brought before the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council. The primary responsibility of this Advisory Committee is to oversee the growth and development for the City.
Concept meetings are encouraged on all new projects, giving applicants the chance to meet with the City Planner and appropriate Department Heads to guide the applicant on the proper procedures and necessary requirements to comply with existing City Ordinances.
The Planning and Zoning Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers.
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The purpose of the Mountain Home Comprehensive Plan is to develop a set of guidelines that the City will use to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of its residents who live in the City of Mountain Home and in its Area of Impact (AOI). To achieve this purpose, the City of Mountain Home will strive:
- To protect the property rights and enhance property values.
- To ensure that adequate public facilities and services are provided to the people at a reasonable cost.
- To ensure that the economy of the City of Mountain Home and its AOI is protected and enhanced.
- To ensure that the development of land addresses the physical conditions of the land.
- To protect life and property in areas of critical concern or that are potentially subject to natural hazards.
- To ensure that new development pays its own way.
Downtown Master Plan
The Mountain Home Downtown Master Plan provides a framework of proposed multi-directional improvement plans and policy amendments designed to strengthen and grow the City’s downtown core, heightening the vitality, walkability, and aesthetic of the area. The plan seeks to guide towards outcomes provided by both the public and city officials which include:
- Establish an identity for the central historic downtown corridor.
- Provide economic growth downtown by enticing new businesses, improving business mix, and promoting the development.
- Beautify downtown creating a welcoming pedestrian environment.
- Address existing building conditions and improve building facades.
- Create a “destination” location with placemaking and programming.
- Mobility improvements: traffic, pedestrian, and bicyclist.
- Enhance wayfinding and signage.
Master Transportation Plan
The Mountain Home Transportation Master Plan was prepared to serve as a guiding document for the next 22 years of roadway improvements and capital facility improvements (through 2031). This plan is consistent with the City of Mountain Home Comprehensive Plan. The plan addresses the following:
- Evaluates the existing transportation system.
- Addresses various modes of transportation.
- Includes roadway cross-sections recommended for future capacity.
- Identifies future transportation needs.
- Recommends improvements that will enhance mobility.