Planning & Zoning

This is notice that a public hearing has been scheduled by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., and the City Council on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering the following:

Public Hearing: Consider a Zone Change from R-2, Single Family to R-4, Multi-Family for Lot 36-A, City Block 48, located on the north side of Harris Street, approximately 200 feet west of Burk Street. This request has been submitted by Guadalupe Salinas of Universal Construction & Remodeling LLC. Case File ZON2021-08.

Public Hearing: Consider a Zone Change from R-2, Single Family to R-3, Two-Family for Lots 2, 3, 3-A, and 4, Block 2, of the Driver-Simpson Addition, located at 735 Harris Street, and 811, 817 Ford Street . This request has been submitted by Guadalupe Salinas of Universal Construction & Remodeling LLC. Case File ZON2021-09.

Public Hearing: Consider a Zone Change from B-2, General Business to R-2, Single Family for Lots 17, 18 of the Brook Hollow Addition, Section 1, located on the west side of Brookhollow Drive, approximately 140 feet north of Ridgewood Drive. This request has been submitted by Antonio Huerta. Case File ZON2021-10.

These hearings are to be held on the above date via 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. 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, and All interested parties are invited to attend.

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.

Planning Informational Series

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