Email District III (605) 665-4408

District III has worked with numerous communities to prepare new or updated planning documents including: Comprehensive plans; Zoning ordinances; Recreation plans; Strategic plans; Hazard Mitigation plans; Natural Resource plans; Water Resource plans; Transportation plans; and more.

Land Use / Community Planning

  • Draft Zoning Ordinances and Amendments
  • Draft Comprehensive plans
  • Draft Subdivision Regulations
  • Draft Capital Improvement Plans
  • Maps for Plans and Ordinances
  • In addition to assisting communities with plan and ordinance development, District III staff can provide planning support to its members, as needed.

    Zoning Ordinance Support Services Include:

  • Zoning Ordinance amendment review
  • Site plan review reports
  • Review and generation of professional reports/opinions for Zoning Boards
  • Professional expertise on the implementation of existing plans
  • General professional expertise on planning and zoning questions
  • Project Development

  • Project Consultation
  • Project Packaging
  • Application Preparation
  • Project Administration
  • Research / Technical Assistance:

  • Community Marketing
  • Demographic Research
  • Project Illustration
  • Request for Proposals
  • Municipal Ordinances
  • Formation of Special Purpose Districts
  • Surveys
  • Special Purpose Planning:

  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Plans
  • Support in Preparing County Highway & Bridge Plans
  • State Water Plan Applications
  • Strategic Planning Facilitation and Draft Plans
  • Recreation
  • Meet the Team

    Our humans are here for you.

    John Clem

    Development Specialist Call John

    Application development and project administration for a wide variety of programs, including CDBG, EDA, DANR, USDA, DOT, FEMA, and LWCF. Development of Pre-Disaster Mitigation plans.

    Eric Ambroson

    Development Specialist Call Eric

    Application development for a wide variety of programs, including fire halls, housing, libraries, statistics, community centers, and water & wastewater facilities. Also specializes in comprehensive plans and housing assessments.

    Brian McGinnis

    Development Specialist Call Brian

    Land use planning, zoning and subdivision regulations, financial and technical assistance, application development, project administration, request for proposals, ordinances, special purpose districts, and Regional Food Business Center primary contact.