Review of the Zoning Ordinance

  1. Planning
  2. Boards and Commissions
  3. Planning Commission

Development Services Building

171 N Ross St

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: (334) 501-3040
  3. Hours:  M-F: 7:30AM-4:30AM

Forrest Cotten

Planning Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-3040
  2. Email:

The Auburn Zoning Ordinance requires that the members of the Planning Commission review the Ordinance on an on-going basis. This review typically results in the recommendation of changes to both the text and the map, which are presented to the City Council for consideration for adoption.

To ensure that all possible issues are considered, the Commission is extending an invitation to any person or organization to submit their ideas for items relating to the Zoning Ordinance that they feel should be addressed during the review. Such items can be submitted

By mail to:
Planning Department
Development Services Building
171 North Ross Street, Suite 100
Auburn, AL 36830

By phone:

By email:

The Commission members and staff will meet as needed to discuss and formulate proposed changes. Generally these meetings will be held at 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesdays in the Development Services Building Conference Room. This schedule may change, so please check the listings below for the upcoming meeting dates.


These are meetings at which the members of the Planning Commission discuss issues and formulate proposals that ultimately may be presented as potential changes to the Zoning Ordinance. While anyone can, and is welcome to attend, these meetings are not public hearings, and comments from those present will be entertained at the discretion of the Commission members. Any proposals formulated by the Commission members will be presented at public hearings later.


Topics may change depending on review time and any additional information requested by Planning Commission or other review participants. For more information on the work sessions, please contact the Auburn Planning Department at (334) 501-3040.

FY 2017 Planning Commission Work Session Schedule

Date Discussion
October 10, 2016 "Rural Event Facility" Regulations (meeting will immediately follow the Planning Commission packet meeting, which begins at 12:00 p.m.)
January 17, 2017 Northwest Auburn Neighborhood Plan
April 18, 2017 CompPlan 2030 Five-Year Update (Chapters 1, 2, 9, and 10)
May 2, 2017 CompPlan 2030 Five-Year Update (Chapter 4) / Mobile Food Vendors
June 6, 2017 CompPlan 2030 Five-Year Update (Chapters 5 and 6) / Mobile Food Vendors
July 18, 2017 CompPlan 2030 Five-Year Update (Chapter 3)
August 8, 2017 CompPlan 2020 Five-Year Update (Chapter 3)
May 15, 2018 Northwest Auburn Neighborhood Plan