Community Development

What Does the Community Development Department Do?

On a daily basis, most residents of Silver City leave their homes for school, work, recreation, entertainment, or shopping. Do you ever think about why these places are located where they are? Does traffic congestion cause you to wish you could walk to school or work, or ride your bike rather than drive? When you turn on the tap for a glass of water, do you ever think about where the water is coming from or how it is getting to your house?

If so, you are beginning to consider some of the elements comprehensive planning deals with:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Land Use
  • Transportation

To read the Town’s complete comprehensive plan and the strategies being used to address the these elements, visit the Town Comprehensive Plan page.

Policy Tools

The Town’s Community Development Department uses policy tools such as the Town of Silver City’s Land Use Code to implement the comprehensive plan. The department reviews applications, issues permits and provides a fair process to make decisions in the interest of continued prosperity in the Town of Silver City now and in the future.

Review the types of permits and functions of the department.

More Information

For more information, please call us at 575-534-6348 or visit us at:
City Hall Annex - 2nd Floor
Washington Federal Building
1203 N Hudson Street
Silver City, NM 88062