Planning Services

Planning Services is a division of the Community Development Department and is responsible for long-range planning, future land use plan, plan implementation, development reports, demographic data, regulatory review, and community programs.

New Community Plan - draft

  1. Shelli Kerr

    Interim Director, AICP

Community Programs

Historic Preservation 

Bentonville's history is important, especially in an ever-changing landscape. To recognize the accomplishments of those who have committed to the preservation of Bentonville's historic integrity, the city created the Historic Preservation Award. More information... 

Public Art

Art enhances Bentonville's identity as a community that values creative and diverse expressions. In recognition of the importance of integrating public art into our daily lives, city council established the Public Art Advisory Committee. This committee proactively works to add art to Bentonville's public spaces by commissioning artists, issuing calls for artwork, and reviewing proposals for artwork to be placed on public property. More information... 

Trees & Landscaping

Bentonville recognizes the numerous health, environmental and economic benefits that trees and landscaping offer a community. Established initially to protect trees on public property, the Tree & Landscape Advisory Committee has broadened its focus and works to maintain, improve, renew and protect Bentonville's urban forest. They hold tree giveaways to Bentonville residents in the spring and fall, sponsor residential and commercial landscaping awards, and maintain Bentonville's Tree City USA status. More information... 

Volunteering

Individuals, families, businesses and civic groups often look for opportunities to get involved in the community. The Bentonville Volunteer Program identifies volunteering opportunities offered by the city and collects information to apply for the Volunteer Community of the Year awarded by the Office of the Governor. More information...