Development & Engineering Services

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Implementing the Community Vision through Development Activities

Kevin Murphy DES Avondale
Kevin Murphy
Jodie Novak
Assistant Director


The Development & Engineering Services Department helps define the City's future by providing high-quality, effective and professional development services. Our team promotes a pro-business environment, by providing flexible procedures that attract developers and residents to work, play, and invest in Avondale.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Out of concern for our customers and employees over the Corona Virus epidemic, the Development and Engineering Services Department announces the following change:   

 All  over-the-counter plan review and permitting is suspended until further notice.

Development clientele/project teams and residents are encouraged to utilize online services with the Development and Engineering Services Department. Access to online plan submittal is available at We are available for conference calls and video conferencing in lieu of in-person meetings.


In person submittals will be accepted at the counter, as long as the City remains open.   Complete submittals will be accepted and quarantined for 48 hours before routing to Staff.


Neighborhood meetings required with planning and zoning applications will temporarily be held via teleconference with ZOOM Meeting and conference call-in by phone. The date, time, web address, and phone number will be provided with the meeting notice in the direct mailings, newspaper advertisement, and site sign postings.  Comments and questions will be taken during the neighborhood teleconference meeting, but are also encouraged in advance; comments and questions can be emailed or called into the project planner at any time. 

All Planning Pre-Application Meetings will be held via ZOOM or similar teleconference tool until further notice.

 At this time, Avondale City Hall remains open for business, regular hours Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (City Hall is closed on Fridays).

Please continue to visit the City website for updates on our business operations.

The City has enacted the following measures, among others, to help reduce the risk to people:

  • Advising those who are sick not to enter public buildings.
  • Encouraging interactions online, by phone, or by email, when possible.
  • Increased sanitizing efforts of city buildings.

Thank you for your understanding.


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