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Commissioners amending Zoning Ordinance

The Board of Commissioners is making amendments to the Zoning Ordinance in light of the City’s experience and the Commissioners’ determination that adjustments are needed to achieve the desired objectives of the City.

Proposed Ordinance

Clarification on home businesses and residential use in Forest Hills

Weed Wrangle

City partners with Weed Wrangle March 5 A countywide volunteer event to remove invasive species is set for March 5 in 14 public parks and greenspaces including Radnor Lake and Richland Creek. Volunteers will remove such harmful trees, vines, and flowering plants as bush honeysuckle, Chinese privet, autumn olive, English ivy, and winter creeper from 9am to noon. SIGN UP

Henry Trost

Priest project led Trost to City leadership More

Plains Coreopsis


The plains coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) adds a vivid blast of color among fall wildflowers. Often called “calliopsis” in the South, the plains coreopsis is found in many states and parts of Canada. Historically, the Zuni Pueblo people made deep-red dye for yarn from the blooms.

Plains coreopsis, an annual, grows quickly and dies with the first frost. It reseeds abundantly, often producing new plants in the same spot the following spring. It grows up to three feet tall. Learn More



Newcomers to the City may not realize that Forest Hills was considered way out in the country as late as the 1960s, but Planning Commissioner James Gardner III knows very well what that means. His family bought property in the early ’30s when there was only farmland. Wanting a country place to spend the weekends, his great-grandfather bought 40 acres and built a rustic cabin. Learn More