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.


This is notice that a public hearing has been scheduled by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm, and the City Council on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering the following:

Public Hearing:  Consider a Zone Change from B-2 General Business to R-1 Single Family for Lot 2, Block 2 of the Linden Grange Addition located at 120 Karle Street. This request has been submitted by Linda Holmes Sisk. Case File ZON2021-03.

Public Hearing:  Consider a Zone Change from R-1 Single Family to B-2 General Business for Lot OL 49, City Block 43 as described in a deed dated July 17, 2020, recorded in Document Number 2020-4460 of the Real Property Records of Nacogdoches County located on the south side of West Main Street, approximately 200 feet west of Bremond Street. This request has been submitted by Brent Ivy of Ivy Gott Property LLC. Case File ZON2021-04.

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.

These hearings are to be held on the above date via teleconference or videoconference, with the opportunity to appear in person in the Council Chambers, Room 119 of City Hall, 202 E. Pillar Street, Nacogdoches, Texas to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings during the current Emergency Declaration issued by the Office of the Governor.


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