Planning Services

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. 

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Meeting Dates

Planning & Zoning: January 4, 2022
City Council Final Reading & Public Hearing: February 10, 2022

Sign Location(s)Case Number & ManagerRequest
3001 South Danville DriveZ-2021-38
Jared Smith
Division Manager of Planning Services

Amend terms and conditions of Planned Development District Number 122 (a.k.a. PD 122) specifically to remove the requirement for a solid evergreen hedge along the north and east boundaries of a tract occupied by an existing restaurant building at 3001 South Danville Drive.

Antilley Road and Fairway OaksZ-2022-01

Jared Smith
Division Manager of Planning Services

Change zoning from Agricultural Open Space (AO) to a Planned Development (PD) District allowing landscape contractor services, in addition to uses commensurate with General Retail zoning.

Maple and East South 27th StreetsZ-2022-02
Brad Stone

Planner III

Change zoning from Agricultural Open Space (AO) to a Residential Single-Family Patio Home (PH) District, on 46.25 acres of existing agricultural land

Meeting Dates

Planning & Zoning: February 1, 2022
City Council Final Reading & Public Hearing: March 10, 2022

Sign Location(s)Case Number & ManagerRequest
Airmen's Landing
Z-2022-03
Jared Smith
Division Manager of Planning Services

Change the zoning from Planned Development District (PDD 160) to a Residential Medium Density (MD) District


View Current Meeting Dates & Planning & Zoning Commission Packets

  1. Comprehensive Plans
  2. Current Plans