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 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, 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.
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: September 21, 2020
Robert Clifton petitions to rezone approximately 0.29 acres at 2725 Greensboro Avenue from RD-2 to BN. (Council District 2)
Vacation of a 10-foot alley abutting portion of Lots 10, 11, & 12 Block 108 Tuscaloosa Coal, Iron, and Land Company, between 1218 & 1220 14th Street. (Council District 4)
The Village at Easthaven, a single-family residential planned unit development consisting of 36 residential lots and one open space lot on approximately 11.3 acres at 4454 Hargrove Road East. (Council District 6)
Regions Bank petitions for an amendment to the previously approved 2-story commercial building development located at 800 22nd Avenue. (Zoned BC-DROD) (Council District 4)
First Paramount, LLC, petitions to construct a 5-story mixed-use building with underground parking and a separate parking lot on the property located at the northeast intersection of 4th Street and 22nd Avenue, east of 2200 4th Street. (Zoned BC-DROD) (Council District 1)
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:
- Establishing a density cap for property zoned RMF-2U and R-4U, and adding the same cap to the Downtown/Riverfront Overlay District and the Riverfront Development District (Article XVI, Article XVII, and Article XVIII). CONTINUED FROM AUGUST MEETING
- Regulatory incentives for small lot redevelopment (height, parking, etc.) (discussion only)
- Public safety and lighting standards (discussion only)
- Parking screening materials (discussion only)
Preliminary Subdivision Plats
Oaklana, consisting of 8 lots and two open space lots on approximately 14.55 acres at 1 Oaklana. (Not in City Limits) CONTINUED FROM AUGUST MEETING. PETITIONER WILL REQUEST TO WITHDRAW.
Plat No. 3 K-Mart Subdivision, a Resurvey of Lot 1A Plat No. 2 K-Mart Subdivision, consisting of two lots on approximately 11.73 acres located at 635 Skyland Boulevard. (Council District 2) CONTINUED TO OCTOBER MEETING.
Davidson Property Subdivision, consisting of three lots on approximately 72.49 acres located at 11345 Sexton Bend Road. (Not in City Limits)
Resurvey of Lot 3R of Commons North Phase II-A Subdivision, consisting of two lots on approximately 1.79 acres located west of 2101 New Watermelon Road and north of 1807 Commons North Drive. (Council District 3)
Resurvey of Lots 17 & 18 Lakecrest Subdivision Phase 1, consisting of two lots on approximately 3.3 acres located at 2507 & 2511 Lake Crest Drive. (Council District 3)
The Village at Easthaven Subdivision, consisting of 36 lots and one open space lot on approximately 11.3 acres located at 4454 Hargrove Road East. (Council District 6)
W and S Acres Subdivision, consisting of two lots on approximately 7.75 acres located at 10256 Fowler Drive. (Not in City Limits)
Stipe-Killingsworth Subdivision, consisting of four lots on approximately 195.0 acres located on the north and south side of Old Colony Road west of 4612 Rice Mine Road NE and east of 4205 Northridge Road. (Council District 3 and Not in City Limits)
K. Thompson Subdivision, consisting of one lot on approximately 1.12 acres located at 1622 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. (Council District 1)
Hunt Farms Reserve Subdivision, consisting of six lots on approximately 8.19 acres located at 15461 & 15465 Little Joes Loop. (Not in City Limits)
Terrace Brooke Subdivision, consisting of four lots on approximately 5.01 acres located at 16101 Highway 69 North. (Not in City Limits)
Meaney Subdivision, consisting of three lots on approximately 7.70 acres located at 4210, 4220, & 4340 Clements Road. (Not in City Limits)
The Ridge at Rice Valley Condominium Subdivision, a condominium subdivision consisting of 14 units and one open space lot on approximately 1.05 acres located at 901 Rice Valley Road North. (Council District 3)
Elmwood Condominiums Phase One, a condominium subdivision consisting of two units and one open space lot on approximately 0.11 acres located at 1004 Elmwood Drive. (Council District 4)
Elmwood Condominiums Phase Two, a condominium subdivision consisting of four units and two open space lots on approximately 0.22 acres located at 1008 & 1010 Elmwood Drive. (Council District 4)
Bryant Row Condominiums, a condominiums subdivision consisting of 10 units and two open space lots on approximately 0.30 acres located at 1411 Paul W Bryant Drive and 1004 Oak Avenue. (Council District 4)
Resurvey of Lot 6 Point Clear & Lot 5 Point Clear No. 2, consisting of one lot on approximately 3.35 acres located at 1595 & 1801 Point Clear Road. (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. 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.