Planning and Community Development

Special Announcement
The Florence Planning Commission held a Special Called Meeting on March 31, 2020, at 4:30 p.m., to establish application procedures for the subdivision of property in response to State and Federal COVID-19 orders for public meetings and gatherings. In accordance with these orders, a synopsis of the meeting is available for viewing here.


The Department of Planning and Community Development oversees the physical development of the City of Florence and its hinterlands. From preservation of historic areas and green spaces, to well-designed neighborhoods and commercial development, the citizens of Florence have set a high standard for the quality of life we all enjoy. It is our mission and responsibility to uphold these values by providing for the orderly growth, development, and redevelopment of the City of Florence through policy recommendations, thorough planning, and management of developed plans and projects.