The Community Planning and Development Department offers a wide range of services and is responsible for all planning and zoning activities, building permit issuance and inspections and the overall administration and management of the Community Restoration and Preservation Fund Program.
Planning and Zoning
Coordinate and oversee all development activities from concept, to design, through construction, while insuring compliance with City policies and regulations. All applications related to land use are coordinated through this division.
A Public Use Zoning District titled Historical Appreciation Recreation Destination District(HARD DISTRICTTM) was established March 27, 2013 by Ordinance 2013-14. Areas designated as HARD DISTRICTTMhave been dedicated to public use, allowing the City of Black Hawk to provide recreation and destination activities for the residents and visitors of the City of Black Hawk.
A Gaming and Entertainment Zoning District titled Gaming Outstanding Lodging and Dining District(GOLD DISTRICTTM) was established October 23, 2013 by Ordinance 2013-47. The GOLD DISTRICTTMrepresents the core of the gaming and entertainment area of the City of Black Hawk and has the characteristics of a gaming district, while recognizing the viability of gaming, lodging, and dining components located in the City’s core gaming area.
Administer and enforce applicable building codes and regulations adopted by the City. Conduct plan reviews, issue building permits and perform inspections. The City of Black Hawk is currently using the 2012 Building Codes.
Community Restoration and Preservation Fund
Manage and administer the Community Restoration and Preservation Fund program. This Program is intended to assist property owners in the rehabilitation and preservation of properties within the City that were constructed more than fifty (50) years prior to the date of the application, and are located within a national historic landmark district or within an area listed on the national register of historic places.
Applications and Documents Available for Download - PDF format
Application must be filled out in person