Planning & Zoning

The City of Nacogdoches is about to undergo 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 Hearing

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


Public Hearing:  Consider a Zone Change from R-4, Multi-Family to M, Medical for Lot 12-A, City Block 40, located at 813 North Mound Street. This request has been submitted by Robin Miller of Hettie Legg & Associates, LLC. Case File ZON2021-05


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

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