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.

Notice of Public Hearings

Planning & Zoning Commission

This is notice that a public hearing has been scheduled by the City Council on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 5:30

p.m. to consider the following:


Public Hearing: The purpose of this meeting is to consider a Specific Use Permit to operate a Halfway House in an

R-4, Multi-Family District, on Lot 8, Block 3 of the Banita Subdivision, located at 2019 Pearl Street. This request

has been submitted by New Hope Communities of Texas, Inc. Case Number 2024-01.

This hearing is 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. Members of

the public are entitled to participate and address the governmental body during any telephonic or videoconference

meeting upon request. Instructions to access the meeting, speaker protocol, and an electronic copy of the agenda

packet will be available 72 hours prior to the hearings at  All interested parties are

invited to attend.                                                     

Juan Pollette, Interim City Planner

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