Planning & Land Use
What We Do
The City of Espanola Planning and Land Use Department serves to promote economic growth and development while preserving Española’s unique multi-cultural traditions and character. The department provides a full range of services from processing permits to developing long range plans and land use polices. The Planning and Land Use Department maintains the City’s land use and
, and processes a variety of residential and commercial planning applications. The department also provides support to the to ensure quality growth and development that reflects the values and goals of our community.
The Planning and Land Use Department is comprised of three divisions: Planning, and .
The Planning Division is responsible for the maintenance and updating of the Comprehensive Plan, developing and implementing new planning programs, developing and implementing affordable housing programs, and the administration of the land use ordinance. The Planning Division also maintains the City’s addressing and GIS databases, and generates maps for use across departments.