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.
Meeting Date: July 19, 2021
Deb Sealy petitions to rezone approximately 21.21 acres surrounding 30th Avenue NE near the intersection of Jack Warner Parkway NE and the Eastern Northern Bypass from R-2 to BN. (Council District 5) CONTINUED FROM JUNE 2021 MEETING
Georita Griffin petitions to rezone approximately 0.43 acres at 2616 Harris Avenue and 2616 22nd Street from R-4 to MG. (Council District 2)
University Avenue Church of Christ petitions to rezone approximately 1.3 acres at 1200 Julia Tutwiler Drive from I to BGO. (Council District 5)
Jarmen Howard petitions to rezone approximately 0.94 acres at 3650 8th Street East from R-1 to RD-1. (Council District 5)
Preliminary Subdivision Plats
Resurvey of Lot 7, Happy Hour Estates, consisting of three lots on approximately 0.94 acres at 3650 8th Street East. (Council District 5)
Willis-Tidwell Subdivision, consisting of two lots on approximately 6.1 acres at 12766 & 12772 Lesueur Road. (Not in City Limits)
Resurvey of Lot 2, Deal Family Subdivision No. 2, consisting of three lots on approximately 17.7 acres located immediately east of 10879 Landers Drive and 13750 Charlottesville Circle. (Not in City Limits)
Resurvey of Lots 31 & 32, Carmel Bay, consisting of one lot on approximately 2.34 acres located south of 16097 Carmel Bay Drive and north of 16113 Carmel Bay Drive. (Not in City Limits)
Resurvey of Lot 6, Montgomery Estates, consisting of two lots on approximately 3.00 acres at 18200 Highway 43 North. (Not in City Limits)
American Christian Subdivision, consisting of one lot on approximately 18.5 acres at 2300 Veterans Memorial Parkway. (Council District 5)
Resurvey of Lot 2, University Church of Christ Subdivision, consisting of two lots on approximately 12.0 acres at 1200 Julia Tutwiler Drive. (Council District 5)
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||Alvin Brewer|
|Vince Dooley||Anne Hornsby||vacant|
|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.