Planning and Zoning Commission
Interested in participating in a Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing? There are two options available to provide input for consideration:
- In advance by written comment. Submit written comments by email at email@example.com 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, 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.
*New Speaker Limit: Those wishing to speak in favor or in opposition are both limited to four speakers each, for a maximum of five minutes per speaker. Sign ups will be first come first serve beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the meeting date.
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 3, 2023
Meeting Date: May 15, 2023
Commons North, LLC requests an extension for the previously approved Planned Unit Development:
P-03-22: Northriver Commons: a 5-story mixed-use building with approximately 17,000 sf of ground floor commercial space, 3,500 sf of amenity space, and 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartment units consisting of 390 bedrooms, on approximately 4.68 acres located at 1750 Commons North Loop. (Council District 3)
Annexing approximately 80.5 acres located on Old Colony Road, east of 4205 Northridge Road and south of 200 George Hall Lane, in conjunction with P-03-23 and PS-29-23.
A Planned Unit Development consisting of 130 single-family residential lots, 24 townhome lots, two commercial lots, nine open space lots, and one undeveloped lot on approximately 80.5 acres located on Old Colony Road, east of 4205 Northridge Road and south of 200 George Hall Lane. (Council District 3)
Preliminary Subdivision Plats
North Village Subdivision, consisting of 130 single-family residential lots, 24 townhome lots, two commercial lots, nine open space lots, and one undeveloped lot on approximately 108 acres located on Old Colony Road, east of 4205 Northridge Road and south of George Hall Lane. (Council District 3)
Black Warrior Riverfront Development “The Bend”, consisting of two lots on approximately 39.6 acres located at 105 Rice Mine Road North. (Council District 3)
Binion Creek Boat Storage Phase II, a Resurvey of Lots 1-4 Eagle Bluff Subdivision, consisting of one lot on approximately 4.03 acres located at the southeast intersection of Hagler Mill Road and Highway 43 North. (Not in City Limits)
Crabtree Subdivision, a Resurvey of Part of Lot 3 Patriot Estates, consisting of two lots on approximately 3.16 acres located at 8217 Old Marion Road. (Not in City Limits) WILL REQUEST TO CONTINUE TO JUNE 2023
Resurvey of Lot 17 of Commons North Phase II, a reconfiguration of an existing lot on approximately 4.68 acres located at 1750 Commons North Loop. (Council District 3)
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.
Locations outside the DROD must be reviewed by staff and must adhere to the provisions of Section 24-52 and Section 24-91 (vehicle-mounted or tent-sheltered food sales or other retailing).
Planning, Office of Urban Development
2201 University Blvd
Annex III, 3rd Floor
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401