Planning & Zoning

The City of Nacogdoches is undergoing two intensive planning processes to update its Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Master Plan. These plans will serve as a road map for the next 20 to 30 years, which will help guide decisions related to land use, downtown, transportation, and housing.

Please visit to learn more. Para español, haga clic aquíThroughout the planning process, this page will serve as the hub for all updates and engagement, so be sure to bookmark it to your device.


The Planning and Zoning Commission & City Council will consider the following items:

Public Hearing: Consider a request for approval of a Specific Use Permit for Manufactured Home Sales in a B-2, General Business District, on Lot 93-E, City Block 56, and Lot 4 of the South Star Plaza Subdivision, located at 3411 South Street. This request has been made by Barham Properties. Case Number SUP2022-06.

Public Hearing: Consider a request to amend a Specific Use Permit for a RV Park in a B-2, General Business District, on Lot 1, Block 1, of the Westward Subdivision Phase 3, located at 5001 N.W. Stallings Drive. This request has been made by Western Pines RV Park, LLC. Case Number SUP2022-07.

Public Hearing: Consider a request for Historic Overlay for Lot 90, City Block 42, located at 701 Cox Street. This request has been made by Lauren & Daniel Lawrence. Case Number HO2022-02.

The Public Hearing will be in the Council Chambers, Room 119 of City Hall, 202 E. Pillar Street, Nacogdoches, Texas, on Monday, October 10, 2022, at 5:00 PM, and Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 5:30 PM (respectively). For questions regarding this request, please contact the City of Nacogdoches Planning Department at 936-559-2574, or visit

Planning Department’s Mission

The mission of the planning department is to provide for a choice of land uses while protecting owners against the adverse affects of other’s actions and to achieve economic prosperity while creating a more desirable community for all to live.


The planning and zoning department wants to give every citizen the greatest number of land use options while promoting land uses conforming to the neighborhood. In order to meet the needs of citizens, the planning and zoning department performs several different functions including:

  • Administration of subdivision ordinance
  • Administration of zoning ordinance
  • Economic development activities
  • Long range comprehensive planning
  • Processing annexations


  • Encourage a variety of housing options that are affordable at all income levels
  • Ensure adequate choice and efficiency of infrastructure for transportation
  • Facilitate development of undeveloped parcels and redevelopment of existing properties in a manner that allows the highest and best use of the land, but still protects the healthy, safety, and welfare of the surrounding neighborhood
  • Protection of the environment and natural resources
  • Provide for the protection of existing neighborhoods and proper planning of new neighborhoods to ensure a continued high quality of life for Nacogdoches residents