Planning and Zoning Commission
The City of Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission holds public hearings with virtual participation capabilities. 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.
- 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: May 4, 2022
Meeting Date: May 16, 2022
Rezonings and Other Business
Jason E. Spinks petitions to rezone approximately 23.52 acres located north of 9916 Highway 11 North from BH to R-4. (Council District 5) CONTINUED FROM THE APRIL 2022 MEETING. WITHDRAWN BY PETITIONER
Ellen Potts, Habitat for Humanity of Tusc, Inc., petitions to rezone approximately 1.32 acres located at 2851 Dinah Washington Avenue from RMF-1 to R-3. (Council District 2)
The City of Tuscaloosa petitions to rezone approximately 7.95 acres located at 315 Nicks Kids Avenue (Saban Center) from ML (7.17 acres) and BC (0.78 acres) to Institutional. (Council District 1)
The City of Tuscaloosa petitions to rezone approximately 15.4 acres located at 2710 Jack Warner Parkway (Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre) from RD to Institutional. (Council District 1)
The City of Tuscaloosa petitions to rezone approximately 1.59 acres located at 180 Greensboro Avenue (River District Park) from RD to Institutional. (Council District 1)
Annexing approximately 1.98 acres located at 15305 Marina Drive.
Alan and Amy Page petition to partially demolish and renovate the existing building located at 808 21st Avenue. (Zoned BC-DROD) (Council District 4)
Braybar, LLC petitions to construct ten townhomes on the property located at 2300 15th Street. (Zoned BN-DROD) (Council District 4)
Northbank Phase V: a commercial development consisting of a restaurant and wine market on approximately 2.5 acres on Lot 6R of Northbank, located at 1491 Northbank Parkway. (Council District 3)
Habitat West End: a single-family detached residential development consisting of 26 residential lots on approximately 5.69 acres located at 2851 Dinah Washington Avenue. (Council District 2)
Preliminary Subdivision Plats
Resurvey of a Part of Lot 287 of McCalla Street Center Survey of 1891 (Original City Survey), consisting of one commercial lot on approximately 0.25 acres located at 808 21st Avenue. (Council District 4)
Ivory on 23rd, a Resurvey of Part of Lot 509 of the Original City Survey of Tuscaloosa, consisting of ten townhouse lots and one open space lot on approximately 0.62 acres located at 2300 15th Street. (Council District 4)
Northbank Phase V, a Resurvey of Lot 3 and Lot 6 Northbank Phase IV, a reconfiguration of three existing lots on approximately 16 acres located at and around 1491 Northbank Parkway. (Council District 3)
Resurvey Lot 1 Nixon Plantation, consisting of two lots on approximately 3.2 acres located at 1600 Plantation Road. (Not in City Limits)
Tuscaloosa News, a Resurvey of Lot 53 River Margin Map, consisting of one commercial lot on approximately 7.95 acres located at 315 Nicks Kids Avenue. (Council District 1)
Resurvey of Lots 23-26 of Tierce Farms, consisting of three residential lots on approximately 3.24 acres located at 15299 Four Winds Loop and 15256 West Winds Road. (Council District 3)
Resurvey of Lot 4 Summer Ridge, an amendment to the minimum build lines for the existing lot on approximately 1.0 acre located at 10222 Sexton Bend Road. (Not in City Limits)
Resurvey of Lots 1 and 2, Block 3, Lots 6, 7, 10 and 11-B, Block 6, Green Acres Subdivision, and unplatted land, consisting of six lots on approximately 33.0 acres located at 5826 Keenes Mill Road. (Not in City Limits)
Hunter’s Bluff, consisting of five residential lots on approximately 60.6 acres located at and around 6320 Green Acres Drive. (Council District 5)
Resurvey of Lot 2 Sullivan Property, consisting of three lots on approximately 20.6 acres located north of 10700 and 10720 Sexton Bend Road. (Not in City Limits) WILL REQUEST TO CONTINUE
Buffalo Ridge, consisting of two lots on approximately 11.04 acres located at 17037 Buffalo Ridge Road. (Not in City Limits)
Todd Family Investments Division, a Resurvey of Todd Subdivision, and unplatted land, consisting of seven lots on approximately 43.1 acres located at and around 1431-1515 Maxwell Loop Road and 11771 Highway 69 South. (Not in City Limits)
Parkway Gardens, consisting of 47 residential lots and four open space lots on approximately 19.5 acres located south of 483-589 Camille Lane, and north of 9650-9722 Charolais Drive, between the proposed Havenridge and Tartan Cove subdivisions. (Not in City Limits)
Evans Retreat, consisting of two lots on approximately 2.8 acres located at 11289 Sunset Bay. (Not in City Limits)
North River Bluff, consisting of six lots on approximately 32.01 acres located east of 19182 John Swindle Road. (Not in City Limits)
Habitat West End, a Resurvey of Lots 2-9 of Block 16 and Lots 1-15 of Block 15 Kaulton Subdivision: a reconfiguration of the existing 22 lots into 26 residential lots on approximately 5.69 acres located at and around 2851 Dinah Washington Avenue. (Council District 2)
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.