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Zoning Code Update Review

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Similar to the Framework Comprehensive Plan, the zoning code update will be reviewed through a series of Special Called meetings beginning April 6. Planning and Zoning Commission adopted an updated schedule of Special Called meetings (listed below) to be held outside of their regularly scheduled monthly meetings. Each Special Called meeting will review specific topics of the zoning code with the public. Review the meeting details below to see which topics will be discussed and check back for opportunities to share comments for an upcoming meeting. This page was last updated on: May 9, 2022 All Special Called meetings will...
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Framework wins Outstanding Planning Award

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The Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association awards the City of Tuscaloosa the Outstanding Planning Award for Framework! The Outstanding Planning Award for a Comprehensive Plan recognizes an outstanding comprehensive plan addressing the long-range development of an area, town, city, county or region. In addition to the Outstanding Planning Award for Framework. The city also received an Outstanding Planning award for Elevate Tuscaloosa and a Distinguished Leadership Award was given to Mayor Walt Maddox. The Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association helps residents of Alabama improve the quality of their lives through rational and comprehensive approaches to physical,...
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Special meetings to introduce code process (Oct 11 & 12)

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The Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on October 11, and City Council will meet on October 12 for orientations and training to formally begin the Framework Code Update. The purpose of these meetings is for the Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission, the City Council, and the public to get an overview of the Code Update process, meet the consultants from Clarion, learn about roles and responsibilities, and provide an opportunity for feedback and questions. Both meetings will be livestreamed. Anyone may participate in the Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting in-person or through video conferencing and mobile devices. To…

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Framework is officially adopted!

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After a series of several Special Called Meetings over the past year, the Framework Plan was officially adopted on February 17, 2021. Thank you to everyone who helped shape the vision for our future! The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to adopt Framework as the city's comprehensive plan (watch the hearing). Prior to February, the plan was updated to incorporate comments from the public, Commission, and staff from hearings held since September 2020. These comments and updates were shared at the hearing. View the adopted Framework Plan View the Executive Summary View the before/after changes to the Future Land...
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Framework Adoption Process Resumes

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The Framework adoption process will resume its series of Special Called meetings beginning September 30. Planning and Zoning Commission adopted an updated schedule of Special Called meetings (listed below) to be held outside of their regularly scheduled monthly meetings. Between these Special Called meetings, the City will invite various community groups to set up meetings with staff to go over concerns and ask questions (Chamber of Commerce, Tuscaloosa Neighbors Together, etc.). This page was last updated on: February 9, 2021 Due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines regarding large groups, the City has been hosting public meetings virtually for the safety...
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Framework Adoption Process Begins (UPDATED)

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The Framework Adoption process schedule has been revised, please visit the link below for the most recent information pertaining to the Special Called meetings. Framework Adoption Process Resumes With the success of the November 6, 2019 Framework Open House and the final meeting of the Framework Steering Committee on December 11, 2019, we now look ahead to the adoption process. Planning and Zoning Commission adopted the following Special Called meetings to be held outside of their regularly scheduled monthly meetings. Between the special called meetings, the city will invite various community groups to set up meetings with staff to go...
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Comprehensive Plan Open House highlights

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the Comprehensive Plan Open House on November 6. Over 450 community members came to see the progress of the Comprehensive Plan, identified their priorities, and reviewed the draft Future Land Use Map. The online comment period accepted submissions through December 6.  Click here to view the Open House material Following this comment period, the steering committee and planning team will use the community input to refine the draft comprehensive plan. Once the plan is complete, it is anticipated that there will be a formal adoption process involving Planning Commission and City Council....
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You’re invited to the Comprehensive Plan Open House!

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download the flyer Join us as we share the draft Comprehensive Plan. The open house is a chance to:  Learn about the draft plan, previous input that has shaped the work, and how the City is preparing for action Help refine the draft recommendations Identify your priorities Speak with members of the planning team and steering committee in a casual setting Date: November 6, 2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Location: Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Pkwy What will happen at the Open House? We’ll share the major recommendations developed through the...
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Existing Conditions Reports Available for Review

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Over the last several months, members of the Steering Committee have learned about a variety of conditions and trends in Tuscaloosa. The summary reports of these assessments are now available for review.  Reports of the following topics can be found on the Documents page under the Reports tab: Land Use City Fiscal Conditions Water and Wastewater Transportation and Mobility Housing Lakes Conditions 101

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Forum on the Future Summary Report

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A summary report is now available for the Forum on the Future and other public engagement efforts for Framework Tuscaloosa between October and December 2018. It contains all the comments that were collected at workshop and online. Please click below to view it! Summary Report
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