The Community Development department ensures that quality development is achieved in Blaine. The department works with the Blaine Planning Commission and the Blaine City Council on development related items. The department provides professional planning services with complete and efficient review and coordination of all commercial, industrial, single family, and multi-family residential developments including:
- Conditional use permits
- Ordinance reviews
- Variance requests
The department also promotes commercial and industrial development opportunities in Blaine to expand the job base with livable wage employment opportunities and to increase the tax base. The department helps with the marketing of vacant commercial and industrial properties, builds and maintaining relationships with local business owners, and provides economic development services to the Blaine City Council and Blaine Economic Development Authority.