Planning & Zoning

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Planning & Zoning Department

Development Service Center
555 Walnut Street
Room 100
Abilene, TX 79601

The Planning and Zoning Department serves as an information resource and as the point for coordinating development functions for the public and other City departments. The Planning staff provides expertise and policy advice to citizens and staff alike and also works to create new standards for community enhancement. The Department serves a unique role in balancing the needs of the development industry with the interests of the public. It is housed with the Building Inspection Department in the Development Service Center in order to facilitate permit processing and questions from the public.

Zoning Application

Board of Adjustment Application

Develoment Application

Landmarks Commission Application

Plat Application

Did you see a "Zoning" Sign?

Sign Location (s)
Case Number & Manager
Meeting Date
       Planning & Zoning Commission City Council Final Reading & Public Hearing 

402 Arnold

Hayden Brodowsky
Planner I
Amend the terms and conditions of PD95 (Planned Development 95) to allow for the permanent placement and use of Recreational Vehicles (RV’s) within the Planned Development
November 6 December 6
4400 S. Treadaway

Hayden Brodowsky
Planner I
Rezone property from Heavy Industrial (HI) to Light Industrial (LI)
November 6 December 6

2702 E. Highway 80

Hayden Brodowsky
Planner I
Rezone property from Agricultural Open Space (AO) and Heavy Commercial (HC) to
General Commercial (GC) with a
Conditional Use Permit to allow a Vacation Travel Trailer/Recreational Vehicle Park
November 6 December 6
5250 Highway 277

Hayden Brodowsky
Planner I
Rezone one lot from Agricultural Open Space (AO) to General Commercial (GC)
November 6 December 6

5457 S. 7th Street

Hayden Brodowsky
Planner I
Allow a ‘Recreation-Outdoors (active)’ use on property zoned General Retail (GR)
November 6 December 6
2300 Block of East
Stamford Street

Hayden Brodowsky
Planner I

Allow a Vacation Travel Trailer/Recreational Vehicle Park on property zoned Agricultural Open Space (AO)
November 6 December 6

Vogel Avenue, from
Pine Street west to
Hickory Street


Hayden Brodowsky
Planner I

Abandon all that portion of public right-of-way for Vogel Avenue, from Pine Street west to Hickory Street
November 6 December 6

The Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council hold public hearings on cases in City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall. If you are interested in any case, you have the opportunity to make your opinion known to the appropriate body at that time.

It is also permissible to mail us a signed letter, which will be forwarded to the Planning & Zoning Commission or City Council, whichever is hearing the case at that time.

Planning & Zoning Plans

Current Meeting Dates & Planning & Zoning Commission Packets

Planning & Zoning Boards & Commissions


Infill Development

As part of the City of Abilene’s new Infill Strategy, fees for permits in designated areas will be eligible for a 50% fee reduction.  In order to qualify for the fee reduction, the permit must be related to a project with a total investment of at least $50,000. 

The proposed development or redevelopment project must create a minimum investment of $50,000 in new private property improvements.  Minor improvements, including normal remodeling, replacement of mechanical equipment, and the like will not be eligible for incentives.

Determining eligibility for building permits is based on the valuation of the project.  All other permits will require approval for work related to a larger project to satisfy the minimum $50,000 requirement. The amount must be verified by checking for an active building permit and the permit valuation.