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The City of McKinney regulates land use entitlements through zoning districts. Each district defines the allowable land uses, which are outlined in a Schedule of Uses. This Schedule of Uses includes over 250 unique land uses. Given the variety of land uses that could be allowed in a single zoning district, plus the City’s heavy reliance on Planned Development Districts (districts that allow land use flexibility), geospatially locating allowable land uses was unfeasible. An interactive web application was developed in collaboration with Planning, GIS, and IT to help staff and end users determine where certain land uses can be located based on zoning.  Self-service generation of spatial information allows for a reduction of research time in response to customer inquiries and has improved staff’s ability to analyze land use data.  The web app features a geoprocessing service built with Model Builder & python scripting that is consumed via Web AppBuilder.

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Michael McAnelly, administrator@apatexas.org