Planning & Community Development


Welcome to the City of Middleton Planning Department webpage. The Middleton Planning Department oversees most of the City's development review processes, including land divisions and subdivision plats, rezonings, planned developments, conditional use and special use permits, site plan reviews, variance requests, annexations, and proposed amendments to the zoning, subdivision, and sign ordinances. The office is responsible for developing and updating the City's Comprehensive Plan and assisting in the preparation of other plans affecting Middleton. These plans and ordinances are the means through which the City of Middleton carries out its policies and regulations regarding land use and the physical development of the community.

The department provides staff support to the Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Airport Commission, the Middleton/Westport Joint Zoning Committee, the Community Development Authority, the Pedestrian, Bicycle and Transit Committee, Sustainability Committee, the Public Arts Committee, the Landmarks Commission, and other applicable city boards, committees, and commissions. In addition, the department works with the City Administrator and Tourism Director under the auspices of a Community Development Department, which monitors and assists with various economic development initiatives in the community.


The Planning Department consists of four full-time employees:
  • Abby Attoun, Director of Planning and Community Development
  • Mark Opitz, City Planner and Zoning Administrator
  • Daphne Xu, Associate Planner
  • Kelly Hilyard, Sustainability Coordinator
We hope that you find this page useful. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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