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NO INTERURBAN TROLLEY SERVICE ON THANKSGIVING DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will not operate in Elkhart or Goshen on Thursday, November 23, 2017, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 24, 2017. In addition, the ADA Access Dispatch... more

INTERURBAN TROLLEY SPONSORS TWELFTH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Interurban Trolley will sponsor its 12th annual “Can Do!” food drive beginning Monday, December 4, 2017, through Saturday, December 16, 2017, to benefit The Window in Goshen and Faith Mission of Elkhart. Containers will be placed on board each Trolley for the collection of non-perishable food... more

’Tis the Season concert to feature local artists; benefit local charities

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Following tradition, the sixth annual ’Tis the Season concert will feature local artists who hope to benefit local nonprofit organizations this holiday season. The concert, held at Ignition Music Garage (120 E. Washington St.) Saturday, December 2, is part of a celebration presented by the City... more

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Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, November 27, 2017, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meeting

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00am

Developer Resources

Technical Review Process for Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family (3 or more units) and Public/Institutional Projects

The City of Goshen Planning Department, Engineering Department, and Fire Departments have initiated regular plan review meetings (Technical Review) to review site plans prior to permitting. The intent of this meeting is to allow the developer to receive comments from each department, at one meeting. A project representative is not required to attend Technical Review, but attendance is recommended. Technical Review is not for preliminary proposals, which are reviewed through a separate pre-development meeting scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Contact Tracee Norton in Goshen Engineering with any questions at 574-534-2201 or traceenorton@goshencity.com

1. Three (3) sets of Plans and Plan Review applications and required forms are submitted to the Planning Department three weeks prior to the Technical Review meeting (see Technical Review Calendar).

2. Plans must include a completed checklist indicating where required information is located in plan documents.

3. Planning Department keeps one set and routes remaining plan sets to the Engineering and Fire departments.

4. Plans are reviewed by each department and comments are prepared.

5. Staff from departments and project/development representative meets for Technical Review to review and discuss project. Written comments are provided to the applicant at the meeting.

6. If revisions are required, the applicant must provide 3 sets of amended plans to the Planning Department. Plans must be dated and contain revised notes and symbols.

7. The Planning Department will distribute amended plans to Fire and Engineering Departments. Each department will notify the Planning Department when approval is granted.

8. Once plans are approved a Zoning Clearance is issued by the Planning and Engineering Departments.

  • If necessary, additional processes may be required (Planned Unit Development approval, Final Site Plan, PUD Amendment, Subdivision Approval, Developmental and/or Use Variances, etc.).
  • Applicant referred to the Engineering Department to obtain a driveway/curb cut permit, if required, and to finalize utility connections.

9. A Building Permit is issued by the Building Department once a proposed development has passed the Building Department’s Local Plan Review, a Zoning Clearance is issued, and zoning and building permit fees have been paid. The following plans are submitted to the Building to obtain a building permit: 

  • Two (2) full sets of construction drawings
  • Construction Design Release
  • Plan Certification Form, completed by the individual that submitted the plans to the State

10. Required inspections are conducted by Building Department, Stormwater Department, and the Planning Department prior to occupancy.

11. A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is issued by the Building Department. A building may not be occupied or opened for business until a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.