Planning Services

Planning & Zoning, Building Inspections Relocation Oct 31 to Northeast Entrance of City Hall

We Have Moved!

The offices of Planning & Zoning and Building Inspections have moved to their new location within City Hall! On Monday, October 31st, you can reach their offices from the northeast entrance of City Hall (Municipal Court's previous location). For all of your zoning requests and building inspection questions and information, be sure to enter their new location!

About

The Planning Services Division works together with the community to enhance and maintain quality of life in Abilene by guiding specific use and arrangement of urban development through administration and enforcement of the City’s Land Development Code (LDC) and Comprehensive Plan. In addition, the Planning Services Division encourages proper growth, development, redevelopment, and stabilization of neighborhoods by providing technical assistance to the City’s Council, boards, commissions, developers, and citizens.

The Planning staff provides expertise and policy advice for the following boards, commissions, and committees:

  • City Council
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Tax Increment Redevelopment Zone (TIRZ) Board
  • Mayor’s Downtown Task Force
  • Board of Adjustment
  • Landmarks Commission
  • Development Review Committee (DRC)
  • Entertainment District Task Force

Staff also provides other core services such as administering the City’s Facade Improvement and Demolition Assistance Grant Programs.

Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission is comprised of seven Abilene citizens who act as an advisory board to City Council in regards to land use and zoning related matters. Members are appointed by the Mayor for three year terms.

The Planning and 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 and Zoning Commission or City Council, whichever is hearing the case at that time.


Applications

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All Planning Services applications are now online. Apply for Zoning, Plats, Conditional Use Permits, Thoroughfare Closures, and Itinerant Business Permits all from one place. 

Did You See a "Zoning" Sign?

Meeting Dates

Planning & Zoning: November 1, 2022
City Council Final Reading & Public Hearing: December 12022

Sign Location(s)Case NumberRequest
2601 E. Stamford StreetZ-2022-24

Change the zoning of approximately 5 acres from Agricultural Open (AO) to Heavy Commercial (HC). Legal description being 5 acres of the southeast quarter of Survey 32 Blind Asylum Lands, Abilene in Taylor County, Texas.

2401 E. Stamford Street

Z-2022-25

Change the zoning of approximately 5.27 acres from Agricultural Open (AO) to Heavy Commercial (HC). Legal description being 5 acres of the southeast quarter of Survey 32 Blind Asylum Lands, Abilene in Taylor County, Texas.

4134 Caldwell RoadZ-2022-26

Change the zoning of approximately 187 acres from Agricultural Open (AO) to Planned Development District 177 (PDD-177) to allow for single family residential uses, multi-family uses, and commercial uses. Legal description being, 110.91 acres in the John Jarmon Survey 82, and 76 acres in L Bowerman Survey 83, Abilene in Taylor County, Texas.

774 E. Hwy 80Z-2022-27
Change the zoning of approximately 3.02 acres from Heavy Commercial (HC) to General Retail (GR). Legal description being Lot 1, Block 4, Radford Hills, Section 3, Continuation 1, Abilene in Taylor County, Texas.
957 N. 2nd Street
CUP-2022-08

Apply a Conditional Use Permit to approximately 0.08 acres zoned Central Business (CB) to allow a tattoo parlor as a permitted use. Legal description being Lot 24, Block 1,Original Town of Abilene, Abilene in Taylor County, Texas. 

774 E. Hwy 80CUP-2022-09

Apply a Conditional Use Permit to approximately 3.02 acres to allow Multi-Family uses in General Commercial. Legal description being Lot 1, Block 4, Radford Hills, Section 3, Continuation 1, Abilene in Taylor County, Texas.

773 Mesquite StreetCUP-2022-10

Apply a Conditional Use Permit to approximately .12 acres to allow Repair and Maintenance services, Automotive (minor) in Central Business (CB) Zoning. Legal description being Lot 22, Lewis Subdivision of Lot 1, Block 147, Original Town of Abilene, Abilene in Taylor County, Texas.

2220 Simmons Avenue
TC-2022-03

Abandon Simmons Avenue between Ambler Avenue and University Boulevard located in the City of Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.

Meeting Dates

Planning & Zoning: December 6, 2022
City Council Final Reading & Public Hearing: January 122023

Sign Location(s)Case NumberRequest
888 Ben Richey DriveZ-2022-28

Change the zoning of approximately 5.83 acres from Agricultural Open (AO) to Heavy Commercial (HC)

226 Pine Street

CUP-2022-11

A Conditional Use Permit of approximately 0.08 acres zoned Central Business (CB) to allow a tattoo parlor as a permitted use


Meetings are held in Council Chambers at City Hall
555 Walnut Street, Second Floor

View Current Meeting Dates & Planning & Zoning Commission Packets

  1. Comprehensive Plans
  2. Current Plans