Planning and Zoning Commission
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission will hold public hearings with virtual participation capabilities to discuss upcoming applications.
City Hall is closed to the public. There are several options available to provide input for consideration, listed below:
- 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, by phone. Comments can also be provided through phone by making an appointment with Staff no later than 10:00am on the meeting date. Following your request, you will receive instruction on joining the meeting via phone to provide your comments.
- During the meeting, by video conference. To speak for or against an application by video conference, you must schedule an appointment with staff no later than 10:00am on the meeting date or put in your request through the comment form below. You will receive instructions on joining the meeting by email.
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.
Meeting Date: January 20, 2021
McCullough Oil Company petitions to rezone approximately 1.4 acres at 1200 Union Chapel Road East from R-1 to BN. (Council District 3)
Mike Hicks petitions to rezone approximately 3.94 acres at 4700 University Boulevard East from BN to BH. (Council District 5)
Annexing approximately 1.4 acres located at 1200 Union Chapel Road East.
Annexing approximately 2.67 acres located at 15299 Four Winds Loop.
Viridian, a single-family and multi-family residential planned unit development consisting of 127 single-family residential lots, and one multi-family and condominium lot with 80 detached residential units and three 16-unit apartment buildings on approximately 67.4 acres located on Old Colony Road, east of 4205 Northridge Road. (Council District 3) (CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 2020 MEETING)
Vacation of a portion of a 20-foot alley between 15th Avenue and Lots 35 & 36 Audubon Place. (Council District 4)
Student Housing Text Amendment discussion:
The Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss amendments to the Zoning Ordinance regarding the Mayor’s recommendations on student housing from July 21, 2020. These amendments include:
- Regulatory incentives for small lot redevelopment/small redevelopment
Preliminary Subdivision Plats
Viridian Subdivision, consisting of 128 lots on approximately 67.4 acres located on Old Colony Road, east of 4205 Northridge Road. (Not in City Limits) (CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 2020 MEETING)
Havenridge Subdivision, consisting of 171 residential lots and 3 commercial lots on approximately 85.5 acres located on Bobby Miller Parkway, east of 9601 Highway 69 South. (Not in City Limits) (CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 2020 MEETING)
Elks Lodge Subdivision, consisting of two lots on approximately 5.42 acres located at 4700 University Boulevard East. (Council District 5)
John M. Smith Subdivision, a Resurvey of Lots 7, 8, & 9 A.H. Bichon Addition, consisting of two lots on approximately 0.52 acres located at 1520-1530 16th Avenue East. (Council District 5)
Gray Subdivision, consisting of two lots on approximately 1.02 acres located at 7415 Old Greensboro Road. (Not in City Limits)
Woods Place, consisting of two lots on approximately 4.07 acres located at 12614 Daffron Road. (Not in City Limits)
Branch Subdivision, consisting of three lots on approximately 5.70 acres located at 7946 & 7950 Wuthering Heights Lane. (Not in City Limits)
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. A pre-meeting will take place typically 30 minutes before the meeting begins. The Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the mayor to serve six-year terms.
|Bill Wright, Chair||Tim Harrison, Vice-Chair||Alvin Brewer|
|Vince Dooley||Anne Hornsby||Philip Maxwell|
|Councilwoman Phyllis Odom||Dena Prince||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.