Community Development

The mission of Community Development Department is to plan for quality, orderly, and responsible physical development and redevelopment of the community; to make Mattoon a safe, healthy, attractive, and desirable place in which to live; to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for all persons; through planning, communities can be shaped and guided. The department attempts to tie together many aspects of the City and its growth with the goal of helping create a healthy, well developed community.

The Community Development Department’s primarily responsibilities and services include land use approvals, zoning review, site development review, and long range planning issues.