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.
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, but you must make a request with Staff no later than 10:00 a.m. on the meeting date. For health and safety reasons, participants will be required to wear appropriate face coverings. During the meeting, you will wait in designated areas and enter Council Chambers when called to comment on the specific application.
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: April 19, 2021
Revising the Cottondale Industrial Park Master Plan, a further revision to the 2007-revised layout to add lots, extend Technology Drive, and remove access to Wire Road.
Oaklana, a residential planned unit development consisting of 20 single-family residential lots and 1 common space lot on approximately 14.55 acres located at 1 Oaklana (south of Dunbrook). (Not in City Limits)
Annexing approximately 14.55 acres at 1 Oaklana in conjunction with P-01-21 and PS-29-21.
Annexing approximately 7.82 acres at 14612 Lake Island Road.
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
Signal Hill Estates, consisting of two lots on approximately 2.4 acres located north of 14667 Watermelon Road, south of 11257 Signal Hill Drive. (Not in City Limits)
Deal Family Subdivision No. 2, consisting of three lots on approximately 128 acres located east of the Charlottesville subdivision, south of Lake Tuscaloosa, encompassing the intersection of Martin Road Spur, Charlottesville Circle, and Landers Drive and property to the south. (Not in City Limits)
Deavours Estate, a Resurvey of Lot 8 Cotton Ridge and unplatted land, consisting of one lot on approximately 48.5 acres located east of 13412 Martin Road Spur and the Cotton Ridge subdivision. (Not in City Limits)
Lee Haven, consisting of two lots on approximately 25.81 acres located at 16306 Holly Springs Road, south and west of 16346 Holly Springs Road. (Not in City Limits)
Landmark Apartments Plat No. 1, a Resurvey of Lot 1 Andrew Dixon Estates and unplatted land, consisting of three lots on approximately 23.62 acres located at 5501 Old Montgomery Highway. (Council District 2)
Aguilar Subdivision, consisting of three lots on approximately 1.46 acres located at 3815 and 3825 16th Street Northeast. (Not in City Limits)
Madaline Cunningham Subdivision, consisting of three lots on approximately 76.86 acres located south of 15960 D Cunningham Road (16020 D Cunningham Road). (Not in City Limits)
Res. Lots 18 and 19 Highridge Estates, consisting of three lots on approximately 3.10 acres located from 12761 to 12773 Bone Camp Road. (Not in City Limits)
Washington Oaks, consisting of four lots on approximately 1.59 acres located south of 2321 and 2322 46th Avenue, north of Lee Road. (Council District 1)
The Dutch Condominiums, a Resurvey of The Dutch, a condominium subdivision consisting of 7 residential units and 1 common space lot on approximately 0.37 acres located at 1110 17th Street. (Council District 2)
Newton Lane, a Resurvey of a Part of Lot 9 University Survey and unplatted land, consisting of five lots on approximately 1.22 acres located at 1508 and 1516 7th Street. (Council District 4)
Oaklana, consisting of 20 residential lots and 1 common space lot on approximately 14.55 acres located at 1 Oaklana (south of Dunbrook). (Not in City Limits)
Parkway Gardens, a Planned Adult Living Community, consisting of three lots on approximately 185 acres located south of Hinton Gardens Section One and Bobby Miller Parkway and north of Hinton Place No. 14, Section 1. Lot 1 of this development will consist of 106 duplex units in condominium ownership and 2 common/open space lots on 19.5 acres. (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.