Planning and Development

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Department Overview:

The Planning Department is responsible for overseeing and guiding development activities in the City of Cheyenne. The Planning and Development Department is made up of three divisions: the Current Planning (Development), Long Range Planning , and the Metropolitan Planning Organization. Major activities include administration of development regulations, assistance to the public, and processing City permit applications. Annually the Department Processes over 1,500 development applications. The Department strives to provide everyone with professional and courteous service in a fair and timely manner.

  • Development Division (Current Planning): The Development Division works with developers, consultants, residents and the public to ensure that development complies with applicable plans, policies, and codes.  This includes  review of rezoning applications, planned unit developments (PUDs) subdivision plats, annexations, site plan review, sign and zoning enforcement. The Division provides the primary staff support for the Cheyenne Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment.
  • Planning Division (Long Range Planning, Parks and Greenway Planning, and Historic Preservation): The Planning Division provides long range planning services, reviews development proposals within the City's nine Historic Districts, implements and manages the greenway system, coordinates future park planning, prepares long range planning documents, manages the Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund, and provides technical planning support to the City. The Division provides primary support to the Planning Commission, Historic District Commission and the Brownfields Revolving Loan Committee.    
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization: The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for developing multi-modal transportation policies and coordinating the various federal, state, and local agencies involved in long-range transportation planning and project development. The MPO maintains Plan Cheyenne, is involved with all aspects of growth, development and quality-of life improvements for the Cheyenne Area. The geographic area the MPO is involved with is a twenty-year growth area known as the Metropolitan Planning Boundary.  The MPO is comprised of five staff members, a Director, Senior Engineer/Planner, Transportation Planner II, and a Planning Tech II.   The MPO is a multi-jurisdictional agency working closely with City and County Planning Staff, Boards, and governing bodies. The Metropolitan Planning Organization can be found online at

 Informational Maps

General Information Map

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General Information Map

This map provides information regarding a property's zoning; inclusion in special districts such as the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), a Historic District, or the Core Permit Fee Waiver Area; as well as general zoning and addressing information.

County Parcel Viewer

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 County Parcel Viewer

This map provides detailed information for City and County properties. This map shows whether or not a property is located within City limits, relevant platting information, zoning, addressing, and features links to County assessment and tax information.

Greenway Map

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Greenway Map

Utilize this map to find out where existing Greenway Multi-use paths have been developed

Metropolitan Planning Association Maps and Plans

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Metropolitan Planning Association Maps and Plans
This interactive page includes a variety of information regarding plans and studies completed by the Metropolitan Planning Association (MPO)

Floodplain / Flood Zone Maps

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Floodplain / Flood Zone Maps
Utilize this map to see if your property is located within a flood area as defined by FEMA and the City

Studies and Plans


Belvoir Ranch

Entire Plan (2008)(PDF, 27MB) 27 MB

Individual chapters for download:

     Snapshot / Executive Summary(PDF, 4MB)

     Structure(PDF, 4MB) This chapter provides a framework for future use and development of the Belvoir Ranch 

          Structure Maps(PDF, 4MB)

     Shape(PDF, 6MB) This chapter provides a conceptual master plan for future improvements at the Ranch and Big Hole, and policies for managing the properties for the benefit of future generations

          Shape Maps(PDF, 6MB)    

     Economic Value(PDF, 1009KB) This chapter highlights the economic benefits of land conservation

     Build(PDF, 2MB) This chapter focuses on implementation of the elements of the plan

          Build Maps(PDF, 1MB)

Metropolitan Planning Organization Active Plans and Studies

Visit the Metropolitan Planning Organization's (MPO) map page to see any other plans that may be applicable to your property.  The interactive map is available here: Interactive Plans and Studies Map 




Boards and Commissions

The Department provides support and/or assistance to the following Boards and Commissions:

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Department Head

Photo of Charles Bloom, City of Cheyenne Planning and Development Director

Charles W. Bloom