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.
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
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