Planning & Zoning

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.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

Public Hearing:  Consider a Zone Change from R-1 Single Family to B-2 General Business for Lot 1-A, City Block 64, located at 2827 Railroad Street. This request has been submitted by Warren Sparks. Case File ZON2021-01.

Public Hearing: Consider an amendment to a Specific Use Permit for an existing Mini Warehouse storage facility, for Lot 1, City Block 72 of the Maxwell Subdivision, located at 6825 North Street. This request has been submitted by D&S Blacklock Family LP. Case File SUP2021-01.

The Public Hearings will be in the Council Chambers, Room 119 of City Hall, 202 E. Pillar Street, Nacogdoches, Texas on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM, and Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 5:30 PM (respectively).


Functions

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

Goals

  • 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