Use Land Use Outreach

The Land Use Outreach solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you share land use, zoning and other (for example, floodplain) regulations, generate awareness about permitted construction activity and engage the public when new developments are proposed.

In this topic, you’ll learn how to use the solution by assuming the role of a user and performing the workflows below.

Locate a parcel impacted by floodplain

As the general public and real estate professionals search for properties, floodplain boundaries come into consideration so that informed decisions can be made during land development and home buying processes.

In this workflow, you will learn how to locate and view authoritative floodplain boundary information (DFIRM panels) provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) using Floodplain Inquiry. You will assume the role of a resident in a local community. You would like to see if a property you are interested in purchasing sits within a floodplain boundary.

  1. In a browser, go to the Floodplain Inquiry app.
  2. Enter the parcel number or address in the search box or click on the location directly on the map.
  3. Review property details such as address, parcel number, and if the selected property is impacted by a flood zone.

Identify land use impact

As development occurs in a community, the general public, developers, and real estate professionals need to identify land use and zoning designations that impact the use of land.

In this workflow, you will learn how to locate and view current land use, future land use and zoning designations using Land Use Inquiry. You will assume the role of a resident in a local community. You would like to see what the current and proposed land use is for a particular property.

  1. In a browser, go to the Land Use Inquiry app.
  2. Enter the parcel number or address in the search box or click on the location directly on the map.
  3. Review current land use, future land use, and current zoning designations.

Review construction activity

As development occurs in a community, the general public, developers, and real estate professionals need to locate open, under review, approved, and closed building permits.

In this workflow, you will learn how to track individual building permits and general construction activity. You will assume the role of a resident in a local community. You would like to check on the status of a recently submitted constriction permit.

  1. In a browser, go to the Construction Activity Tracker app.
  2. Enter the address, applicant name, or permit number in the search box or click on the location directly on the map.
  3. Review the details and current status of the construction permit.

Submit Public Comment

As land use cases and capital projects are reviewed in a community, the general public and other interested parties can submit feedback on a given case or project.

In this workflow, you will learn how to submit feedback and help make better development decisions in the community. You will assume the role of a resident in a local community. You would like to submit feedback on a current land use case.

  1. In a browser, go to the Public Comment app.
  2. Select a current case up for public comment from the map.
  3. Review the details and current status of the case.
  4. Click the Add a Comment button, enter contact information and comments related to the case.