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. There's no need to attend in-person. Submit written comments by email to the staff below or at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the comment form below no later than 3:00pm on the meeting date. Written comments will be provided to the commission for consideration and read into the record during the meeting.
- 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 10:00am on the meeting date. For health and safety reasons, participants will be required to wear appropriate face covering(s). During the meeting, you will wait in designated areas and enter Council Chambers when called to comment on the specific application.
In-person attendance will be by appointment only.
Meeting Date: July 20, 2020
Z-05-20: Beau Wicks petitions to rezone approximately 0.9 acres at on 44th Avenue, south of 1 Stillman Boulevard and north of 1600 44th Avenue from ML to BGO. (Council District 1)
AN-2020-03: Annexing approximately 14.55 acres located at 1 Oaklana.
S-54-20: Oaklana, consisting of 8 lots and one open space lot on approximately 14.55 acres at 1 Oaklana. (Not in City Limits)
V-03-20: Vacation of an alley between Elm, Beech and Hickory Streets. (Council District 2)
Planned Unit Developments:
P-12-04(4): An Amendment to Shadesbrook, an amendment to the 2004 Master Plan to remove two open space lots at the entrance of Shadesbrook Drive. (Council District 7)
Zoning Ordinance discussion:
The Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss amendments to Section 24-223 of the Zoning Ordinance regarding building height maximums for property zoned RMF-2U. WILL BE CONTINUED UNTIL THE AUGUST MEETING.
Requests to Withdraw
P-03-20: Oaklana, a single-family residential planned unit development consisting of 26 lots and one open space lot on approximately 14.55 acres at 1 Oaklana. (Council District 3) CONTINUED FROM THE JUNE MEETING.
PS-34-20: Oaklana, consisting of 26 lots and one open space lot on approximately 14.55 acres at 1 Oaklana. (Not in City Limits) CONTINUED FROM THE JUNE MEETING.
S-29-20: Meadowview Subdivision, consisting of 21 lots on approximately 27.14 acres east of 11965 Meadowview Drive and west of North River/Lake Tuscaloosa. (Not in City Limits) CONTINUED FROM THE JUNE MEETING.
Preliminary Subdivision Plats
Resurvey of Part of Lots 39-43 Factory Addition, consisting of one lot on approximately 0.26 acres at 2812 & 2818 Southside Drive and 2604 29th Street. (Not in City Limits)
A Resurvey of Part of Lots 4 & 5, Block 430 TCIL, consisting of one lot on approximately 0.14 acres at 1215 19th Street. (Council District 2)
Newman Division Plat No. 1, consisting of two lots on approximately 18.51 acres at 12125 Finnell Cutoff Road. (Not in City Limits)
Wiggins Subdivision, consisting of two lots on approximately 8.3 acres at 8510 Sanders Ferry Road. (Not in City Limits)
Resurvey of Lot 16 of North River Farm No. 5, consisting of three lots on approximately 5.77 acres at 13236 North River Farm Drive. (Not in City Limits)
P & K Ventures, consisting of three lots on approximately 6 acres at 10391 Little Sandy Road. (Not in City Limits)
Gray Family Subdivision, consisting of two lots on approximately 2.5 acres at 3130 & 3142 Maxwell Loop Road. (Not in City Limits)
The Ledges, consisting of 151 lots on approximately 49.2 acres located at 2301 Maxwell Loop Road, north of Ridgehaven, east of Englewood Meadows, and west of Quail Ridge. (Not in City Limits)
Gurganus Number 2, consisting of three lots on approximately 5 acres north of 4393 Joe Mallisham Parkway and east of 4200 & 4300 Joe Mallisham Parkway. (Not in City Limits)
Resurvey Lot 3, Town Center at Townes of North River, consisting of three lots on approximately 2.2 acres at 5518 Rice Mine Road NE. (Council District 3)
Resurvey of Lot 4 of Stonehedge Cliffs III and a Resurvey of Lot 13 of Stonehedge Cliffs II, consisting of two lots on 2.11 acres at 15257 Stonehedge Cliffs Road and 15266 Tierce Lake Road. (Not in City Limits)
Tant Subdivision, consisting of seven lots on approximately 26.48 acres at 5951 Garner Road, west of Beacon Place and east of 5890 – 6240 Garner Road. (Council District 6)
Resurvey of Lots 69 Wellington Phase Three & Lot 101 Wellington Phases VI & VII, consisting of one lot on approximately 2.01 acres at 1314 Downing Ridge. (Council District 3)
Penny Lane, consisting of four lots on approximately 0.63 acres at 1920 & 1928 8th Street and 709 20th Avenue. (Council District 4)
Ives Condominiums, a condominium subdivision consisting of 10 units and 2 open space lots on approximately 0.42 acres at 912 and 920 16th Avenue. (Council District 4)
Watercolor, consisting of 37 lots on 112 acres at Watercolor Drive, west of Sweetwater and east of 14241 and 14263 Meadowbrook Rd. (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.