Framework Adoption Process

Register to comment during an upcoming Special Called Framework meeting.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission will hold its special called meetings with virtual participation capabilities. Please register below to make a statement about the draft Future Land Use Map (or any other comment) during one of these meetings, either virtually or in-person. In the interest of efficiency and transparency, we’d like to know your comments in advance of the meeting.

How to provide comments

There are several options available to provide input for consideration:

  1. In advance by written comment. There’s no need to attend in-person. Submit written comments by email at or through the comment form below no later than 3:00pm on the meeting date. Written comments from individuals will be provided to the commission for consideration at the meeting and read into the record during the meeting for up to three minutes for each written comment.  If there is a large group with similar comments, we strongly encourage one letter to be written with multiple signatures on the letter. If a large number of letters are submitted for a single case, staff reserves the right to summarize the sentiments of the letters as either for or against.
  2. During the meeting, by phone. Comments can also be provided through phone by making an appointment with Staff no later than 10:00am on the meeting date. Following your request, you will receive instruction on joining the meeting via phone to provide your comments.
  3. During the meeting, by video conference. To speak by video conference, you must schedule an appointment with Staff no later than 10:00am on the meeting date or put in your request through the comment form below. You will receive instructions on joining the meeting by email.
  4. During the meeting, in person. You can attend the meeting in-person to speak, but you must make a request with Staff no later than 10:00am on the meeting date. For health and safety reasons, participants will be required to wear appropriate face covering(s). During the meeting, you will wait in designated areas and enter Council Chambers when called to comment on the specific application.

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Click on a location in the map that you intend to comment about. Please provide a brief summary of your statement below. You may submit this form multiple times to comment on multiple areas.

The Future Land Use and Character map is a policy guide for land use and development character in the future. It is not a zoning map or a mandate for development. It is used as a tool to inform many future decisions including rezoning requests. Adoption of this map as part of the Comprehensive Plan does not change the zoning of any properties.

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Use this map to mark a location that you would like to make a statement about.

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I understand this is NOT a zoning map
View a larger version of the draft Future Land Use Map and category definitions.