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.


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 a Specific Use Permit for an Accessory Apartment, for Lot 7-A, being part of Lot 7-B, City Block 67 as described in a deed from Thomas Stanley, et ux, to Glen Anderson, et ux, dated April 21, 2003, recorded in Volume 1981, Page 196 of the DRNCT. This property is located at 225 East Parker Road. This request has been submitted by Brent & Heather Beal. Case File SUP2021-02.

The Public Hearings will be in the Council Chambers, Room 119 of City Hall, 202 E. Pillar Street, Nacogdoches, Texas on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM, and Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM (respectively).


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