Planning and Zoning Commission
Interested in participating in a Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing? There are two options available to provide input for consideration:
- In advance by written comment. Submit written comments by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the comment form below no later than 3:00pm on the meeting date. Written comments from individuals will be provided to the commission for consideration at the meeting and read into the record during the meeting for up to three minutes for each written comment. If there is a large group with similar comments, we strongly encourage one letter to be written with multiple signatures on the letter. If a large number of letters are submitted for a single case, staff reserves the right to summarize the sentiments of the letters as either for or against.
- During the meeting, in person. You can attend the meeting in-person to speak by coming to the Council Chambers located at 2201 University Boulevard. Parking is in the Intermodal Facility located at the corner of 7th Street and 23rd Avenue.
Any individual wishing to provide supplemental information (PowerPoint, handouts, etc.) must submit the information to staff via email no later than 3:00pm the Friday before the meeting date.
Framework Code Update - Special Called Meeting: January 4, 2023
Meeting Date: January 18, 2023
Hillcrest Gardens, an amendment to an existing planned unit development to remove two lots for a total of 75 residential lots on approximately 16 acres located at 9200 Highway 69 South, within the existing Hillcrest Gardens subdivision. (Not in City Limits) CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 2022
Annexing approximately 394 acres located north and west of Lewis Spur, and bordering Lake Tuscaloosa in conjunction withS-02-23.
Annexing approximately 39.85 acres located south of 9511 Highway 82 West, west of 9200 Energy Lane, and adjacent to the existing Tuscaloosa County Industrial Park in conjunction with Z-02-23.
Annexing approximately 3.78 acres located at 9200 Highway 69 South, within the existing Hillcrest Gardens subdivision in conjunction with P-03-09(2) and Z-03-23.
Al Cabaniss petitions to rezone approximately 9.41 acres located at 800 27th Street from RM-3 to RMF-1. (Council District 2)
TCIDA petitions to rezone approximately 39.85 acres located south of 9511 Highway 82 West, west of 9200 Energy Lane, and adjacent to the existing Tuscaloosa County Industrial Park from R-1 to MH. (Not in City Limits)
Robb’s Investments petitions to rezone approximately 3.78 acres located at 9200 Highway 69 South, within the existing Hillcrest Gardens subdivision from R-1 to BN. (Not in City Limits)
The Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission will consider amendments to Article XXII of the Zoning Ordinance regarding short-term rentals.
Preliminary Subdivision Plats
Resurvey of Elliott Estates, consisting of three residential lots on approximately 13 acres located at 180 and 242 Patriot Parkway. (Not in City Limits) CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 2022
Resurvey of Kamp Subdivision, a Resurvey of Lot 2 Resurvey of Kamp Subdivision, consisting of two commercial lots on approximately 6 acres located at 3801 McFarland Boulevard. (Council District 6) CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 2022
Parkview Center Subdivision 1,consisting of two commercial lots on approximately 6.3 acres located at 632 15th Street. (Council District 4)
Emerald’s Edge,consisting of 197 residential lots on approximately 419 acres located north and west of Lewis Spur, and bordering Lake Tuscaloosa. (Not in City Limits)
The Resurvey of Lots 43-47 Edgewater Phase 1A,consisting of four residential lots on approximately 11.09 acres located at 11917-11933 Highpoint Circle. (Not in City Limits)
Music Center Subdivision,a reconfiguration of two lots on approximately 16.34 acres located at 6325 Old Montgomery Highway. (Council District 7)
The City of Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission (Planning Commission or PZC) was originally formed in 1946 to guide and accomplish a comprehensive and coordinated development of the City. Some of the Planning Commission’s duties include approving new subdivisions and recommending changes to the Zoning Ordinance to the Tuscaloosa City Council.
In matters pertaining to subdivision regulations, approval of subdivisions within the City and its Planning Jurisdiction, and Planned Unit Developments located outside the City limits, the Planning Commission is the final authority.
In matters pertaining to Historic Buffer zone construction, the Planning Commission is the final authority, though the decision is subject to appeal to the City Council per Sec. 24-222(b).
In matters pertaining to original zonings, rezonings, Planned Unit Developments within the City, street vacations, Downtown/Riverfront Overlay District applications, and Riverfront Development District applications, the Planning Commission is a recommending body to City Council.
Planning Commission hearings are typically held on the third Monday of each month.
Hearings are held in the City Council Chamber on the 2nd floor of City Hall beginning at 5 p.m. The Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the mayor to serve six-year terms.
|Bill Wright, Chair||Tim Harrison, Vice-Chair||Vince Dooley|
|Estella Hare||Anne Hornsby||Councilwoman Raevan Howard Williams|
|Dena Prince||Eddie Pugh||Steven Rumsey|
Food Trucks in Downtown
In August 2016 the City Council approved two food truck zone locations within the Downtown/Riverfront Overlay District (DROD). Operation must be consistent with the provisions of Section 24-229 of the Zoning Ordinance.