ZoningPlus™ accommodates a code or comparable legal document on an Internet server, in database format—with individual sections indexed for easy searching and fast retrieval. The system provides speedy navigation, quick searches, and the ability to update code text in real time. With ZoningPlus™ there are no cumbersome word processing documents to deal with, no wondering which file contains the “latest” version of the code, and no worrying about when the codifiers will have the latest updates ready!
Configured to Fit Your Needs
Every jurisdiction has its own unique requirements—different text formats, numbering systems and the like. ZoningPlus™ can be configured to handle the idiosyncracies of almost any document and to blend with any jurisdiction’s general web site. ZoningPlus™ can be customized to integrate with a wide variety of related applications, including permitting systems, GIS mapping systems, searching from external web sites, and more.
ZoningPlus™ is a totally open, collaborative content management system. This means that our clients are not dependent on Kendig Keast Collaborative or their own I.T. staff when it comes to maintaining their code documents. Designated staff can just enter and publish changes online using ZoningPlus™.
Advantages of ZoningPlus™
Unlike its competitors, ZoningPlus™ was written from start-to-finish for publishing, maintaining, and navigating graphically-rich zoning codes on the Internet. Any user may access it with a conventional web browser. As one would expect, ZoningPlus™ includes extensive hyperlinking capabilities—to sections and definitions contained within the code and to external documents.
ZoningPlus™ can be configured to display staff comments, code annotations and administrative interpretations for each section of the document. These and other supplementary materials can be restricted for internal, staff-only viewing or can be tagged for public viewing. Also, ZoningPlus™ can be linked section-by-section to individual adopting ordinances, meeting minutes, and other supporting documentation.
ZoningPlus™ even offers a public feedback option that allows citizens to input comments about any selected section of the document—a useful tool during development, amendment, and adoption proceedings.
ZoningPlus™ reduces the burden of code maintenance and hard copy distribution, while providing instant public access to the latest version of code documents. Planning departments and enforcement agencies gain the added assurance that all staff members and external users are working with the same document, which can be updated in real time when it is amended. The instant search and indexing features in ZoningPlus™ reduce the amount of time needed for Code administration and enhance the quality of regulatory interpretations and administrative actions.
The following features are available. Additional features may be developed for individual implementations of ZoningPlus™.
- Web-based input form that allows the public (or invited participants) to issue their comments on any section of the document during a specified review period. This feature includes a response management system, which enables the code writing team to describe any edits or changes made to the text in response to the comments.
- Attractive print formatting, instant “on-the-fly” PDF generation of selected sections, and the ability to easily copy and paste sections of the document into Word documents and presentations.
- Automatic section numbering, which can be configured to fit in with virtually any codified numbering system.
- Cloud-based web hosting.
- Underline/strikeout capabilities for document editing, with approval and rejection of edited changes.
- Multiple web page formatting capabilities for hand held devices, tablet computers, and Section 508 accessibility compliant pages.
- Interactive calculators (e.g., site development capacity and off street parking), based on code text.*
- Interactive landscape bufferyard modeling.*
- Linkage to on-line or GIS-based zoning maps, with interactive one click, map-to-code determination of district requirements.*
- Interactive, section-by-section linkage to Comprehensive Plans and other policy documents*.
(* Upgrade feature. May involve additional charge.)
- Redmond, Washington – Zoning Code
- Centennial, Colorado – Land Development Code
- Kansas City, Missouri – Zoning & Development Code
- Greensboro, North Carolina – Land Development Ordinance
- Valparaiso, Indiana – Unified Development Ordinance
- Zachary, Louisiana – Unified Development Code
- Edinburg Texas – Unified Development Code
- Altus, Oklahoma – Unified Development Code
- New Castle County, Delaware – Unified Development Code
- Carroll County, Maryland - Code of Public Local Laws and Ordinances