Subdivision & Zoning
Zoning is the set of rules that govern how land may be used and the development standards for all property within Bethany. Zoning is necessary to protect the community health, safety and welfare. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on all zoning changes within Bethany, and the City Council has final approval.
The zoning map shows how all land within Bethany is zoned. The official zoning map for the City of Bethany is accessible here.
Each zoning district has standards for how land may be developed, including permitted uses, lot sizes, densitities, setbacks, parking, and other regulations. The standards are contained within the City of Bethany Zoning Code, found in Chapter 158 of the Bethany Municipal Code.
Subdivision is the act of dividing land. Similar to zoning, subdivision regulation is a land use control used to implement the City's comprehensive plan. Typical actions include the division of land into two or more lots, tracts or parcels. The City of Bethany Sudvision Regulations control the subdivion of land within Bethany.