The Community Development Foundation has been providing planning and development consultation services to the Tupelo/Lee County and Northeast Mississippi area for over 60 years. With an array of experienced staff members to meet the challenges of a growing area, CDF is spearheading efforts to help the communities of Northeast Mississippi be prepared for the future.CDF offers local planning consultation services to Lee County and all associated municipalities through the Council of Governments (COG) , a committee of CDF. Through regular COG meetings and coordinated efforts, current issues and information are shared to help equip each municipality for future growth and development.CDF provides several categories of planning and development services to Lee County and its municipalities. Capabilities include full production or updating of comprehensive growth and development plans at a municipal and county scale. The staff can also produce or update municipal and county ordinances pertaining to form-based code, traditional zoning, subdivision regulations, design standards and recommendations, signage policy, property maintenance standards, and more. CDF offers a full scale of digital mapping to municipalities or counties. These maps pertain to zoning, land use, utility layouts, corridor studies, overlay districts, or historic districts. The planning staff is available upon demand to review any industrial, commercial, or residential site plans, subdivision layouts, construction plans, building plans, protective covenants, and agreements.The planning staff can provide full service planning counsel and recommendations on an as-needed basis pertaining to rezoning, special exceptions, or variances. They can produce conceptual master plans for community-oriented projects, such as downtown revitalization, town centers, municipal projects, parks, greenways, beautification efforts, etc., for the purpose of community visioning or grant writing. Capabilities also include full production or updating of building code ordinances via International Building Code. A full time certified residential/commercial building inspector is available upon demand to inspect and approve at necessary construction intervals.