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Community Development

Information

Director:

Vicki Fisher

Main Office:

300 Sixth Street 
Rapid City, SD 57701 

Telephone: 605-394-4120 
Fax: 605-394-6636

Important Phone Numbers:

Community Enrichment Division: 605-394-4181
Code Enforcement: 605-355-3465
Parking Enforcement: 605-394-6098

Mission Statement:

Planning, developing and building a better community.

 

Purpose:

Provides a broad mix of development services including building inspections, residential and  non-residential growth analysis and projections, development review, transportation planning, air quality inspections, annexation studies, tax increment financing review and historic preservation assistance.

Divisions:

Building Services Division
Community Enrichment Division
Code Enforcement Division
Current Planning Division
Long Range Planning Division
Planning Projects Division
Parking Enforcement Division

Personnel - Full-Time Employees (FTEs):

31

Budget:

$3,494,850

Funding Sources:

General Fund:  87.61%
Enterprise Funds:  0%
Grants:  12.39%
Other Funding:  0%

What We Do:

Building Services Division

  • Plans examination and building code enforcement
  • Building permitting and inspections
  • Air Quality permitting
  • Staff support for Building Code Board of Appeals and Air Quality Board

Current Planning

  • Plans examination and zoning ordinance enforcement
  • Review and processing of land use applications
  • Prepares zoning code ordinances and municipal code amendments
  • Staff support for the Planning  Commission 

Long Range Planning

  • Comprehensive Master Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Neighborhood Planning
  • Residential and non-residential growth analysis and projections
  • Land Use Plan Amendments
  • Staff support for the Metropolitan Planning Organization and committees

Code Enforcement Division

  • Respond to complaints registered by citizens, Mayor, City Council, or other City Officials
  • Initiate enforcement action on violations observed by enforcement officers where no complaints have been filed
  • Administer the processes of noticing and abatement of violations
  • Assist in the enforcement of the requirements of the Sign Code

Community Enrichment Division

  • Manage the Community Development Block Grant Program
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Prepare multi-year strategic plans, Annual Action Plans, and annual performance reports
  • Receive, review, and distribute eligible applications to Investment Committee for funding recommendations
  • Fund projects and programs that address high-priority needs
  • Conduct program oversight and monitoring
  • Administer the Neighborhood Revitalization Loan Program
  • Execute home improvement loans for owner-occupied home repair services
  • Coordinate payment transactions between homeowners and contractors
  • Conduct Community Outreach and Coordination

Parking Enforcement Division

  • Enforces parking regulations
  • Monitors parking that is metered, permitted and/or time restricted
  • Maintains several City owned parking lots and the downtown parking structure
  • Provides support services to the Parking Advisory Board
  • Educates the public on the City's Parking Ordinances
  • Serves as an advocate for continued development in downtown Rapid City

Planning Projects Division

  • Coordinates planning projects and other studies sorrounding growth, development and redevelopment of Rapid City
  • Facilitates the creation and implemtation of ordinances, policies and procedures
  • Historic Preservation
  • Reviews development applications and conducts annexation studies
  • Staff support for the Historic Preservation Commission, Historic Sign Review, grant management and a community education program