Community Development

The Community Development Department is responsible for the physical development of the City of Benbrook. The department includes:

  • Building Permits and Inspections
  • Capital Improvements
  • Floodplain Administration
  • Planning, Zoning, and Development
The department also works closely with and coordinates with:

The department plays a primary role in the planning and regulation of private development, planning and development of public improvements, the acquisition of Federal and State grants for public improvements, floodplain and storm water management, Geographical Information System (GIS), and coordinating development with other departments, both inside and outside the City.

Additional Roles

The department also acts as the liaison to the City Manager and City Council in all areas of development, and serves as staff to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment/Appeals Commission. Staff is also responsible for the publication of the annual capital improvements plan, updating and revising the City’s comprehensive plan, subdivision ordinance, and zoning regulations through recommendations of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

The department also works closely with the Benbrook Economic Development Corporation, Benbrook Water Authority, and the Tax Increment Finance Board.