Planning Services Division
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)
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.
Did You See a "Zoning" Sign?
Notice Regarding Public Participation
Governor Greg Abbott has granted a temporary suspension of certain rules to allow for telephone or video conference public meetings in an effort to reduce in-person meetings that assemble large groups of people, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) public health emergency. In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, Planning & Zoning Commission meetings will be closed to in-person attendance by the public. Individuals will be able to address the Commission via telephone conference call.
|Sign Location(s)||Case Number & Manager||Request||Planning & Zoning Meeting Date||City Council Final Reading & Public Hearing|
|N. 5th, N. 6th, Plum, & Ash Streets||Z-2020-08|
A request from TTY Holdings LLC. and Jeff Luther Construction Company, agent Timothy Yandell, to rezone from Light Industrial (LI) and Multi-Family Residential (MF) to a Planned Development District (PDD); Legal descriptions being Lots 7 & 8 Block 67, Original Town Abilene, and located at 630 North 5th Street, Lot 1-6, Block 67, located at 502 & 518 Ash Street, Lot 12, Block 67, located at 629 North 6th Street, Lot 7, Block 104, located at 601 Plum Street, Lots 7-12, Block 66, located at 501, 509, 525, 533, 541 Ash Street, Original Town Abilene, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas
|Jun 2||Jul 9|
|Loop 322 and Industrial Boulevard||Z-2020-09|
A request from Quality Implement Company, agents Gary and Diana Handley, to rezone property from Agricultural Open Space (AO) to General Commercial (GC) District; Legal description being approximately 1.85 acres of vacant land out of Southeast Quarter of Blind Asylum Lands, Section 62, City of Abilene, Taylor County, Texas and located near northeast corner of Loop 322 and Industrial Boulevard
|Jun 2||Jul 9|
|Loop 322 and Industrial Boulevard||CUP-2020-03|
A request from Quality Implement Company, agents Gary and Diana Handley, for Conditional Use Permit allowing retail sale and rental of trucks and other large vehicles and equipment in a General Commercial District; Legal Description being approximately 1.85 acres of vacant land out of Southeast Quarter of Blind Asylum Lands, Section 62, City of Abilene, Taylor County, Texas and located near June 2, 2020 July 9, 2020 northeast corner of Loop 322 and Industrial Boulevard
|Jun 2||Jul 9|
- Comprehensive Plan (PDF)
- Existing Community Facilities (PDF)
- Existing Land Use - City Center Map (PDF)
- Existing Land Use - City Limits Map (PDF)
- Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and County Boundaries (PDF)
- Future Land Use Development Plan (PDF)
- Sensitive Development Areas (PDF)
- Super Neighborhood Boundaries (PDF)
- Vacant and Undeveloped Land (PDF)
Buffalo Gap Road Corridor Overlay
Ambler Avenue Corridor Overlay
Carver Neighborhood Plan
South Downtown Master Plan
Pine Street Corridor Overlay
Safe Routes Abilene Plan
Lake Fort Phantom Hill Plan
- Lake Fort Phantom Hill Plan - Land Use Map and Density Chart (PDF)
- Lake Fort Phantom Hill Plan - Plan Text Chapters 1 through 6 (PDF)
- Appendix A - Fort Phantom Hill Lake Association Plan (PDF)
- Appendix B - Water and Waste Water Infrastructure Studies (PDF)
- Appendix C - Design Guidelines (PDF)
- Appendix D - Roundtable Matrix (PDF)