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


This is notice that a public hearing has been scheduled by the Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., and the City Council on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering the following:

Public Hearing: The purpose of these meetings is to consider a Specific Use Permit to operate a Tattoo Salon/Piercing Studio in a B-2, General Business District, on Lot 16-H, City Block 50, located at 2311 North Street. This request has been made by Krysta Robertson. Case Number SUP2023-06.

Public Hearing: The purpose of these meetings is to consider approval of a Zone Change from R-4, Multi-Family to R-1, Single-Family for approximately 0.5 acres, being Lot 12, City Block 40 located at 803 North Mound Street. This request has been submitted by Brad Maule. Case File ZON2023-08.

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. 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.                                                     

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