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Planning Advisory Commission

The Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Planning Department with regard to:

  • A comprehensive plan or parts thereof for the development and redevelopment of Columbus;
  • Regulations for the subdivision of land and amendments thereto; and
  • Other such matters as may be required by ordinance.

PAC has no legislative powers but is appointed by the Columbus City Council to listen to the concerns of citizens and developers, evaluate recommendations made by the planning staff and make recommendations to Council.

Application Process

Applications to appear before the Planning Advisory Commission must be submitted to the Planning Department no later than 5:00 PM on the applicable application deadline date (view Application Deadline dates). Required signs must be posted at the time of application submission. A site plan is required with all applications for all high-density residential and commercial zoning requests. No applications will be accepted unless the applicant submits all pertinent information and required signs are posted.

The applicant or his appointed representative must be present at the Planning Advisory Commission meeting and at the public hearing held by the Columbus City Council. The applicant will be notified regarding the date and time of the public hearing held by Council.

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Fees and Application Information »

Pending and Approved Zoning Projects Information »

Meeting Archive

Listed below are links to PAC meeting summaries from past years.

2013 Archive
2012 Archive
2011 Archive
2010 Archive
2009 Archive
2008 Archive
2007 Archive

Members

The commission consists of nine members appointed by the Columbus City Council. The current commission members are:

Contact Information

For more information about the Planning Advisory Commission, please contact Rosana Juestel, (706) 225-3934.

Columbus, Georgia Consolidated Government Annex Building

Government Annex Building
2nd Floor
420 10th Street
Columbus, Georgia 31902

Phone: (706) 653-4421
Fax: (706) 653-4534

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Meetings

The Planning Advisory Commission's meeting schedule, along with application deadlines, is below.

Unless stated otherwise, meetings for the Commission will be held at the time and location below:

Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Council Chambers at the new Citizen's Service Center, 3111 Citizens Way (next to
the MCSD Building off Macon Road)

Application DeadlineMeeting DateAgenda/Staff Report & Minutes & Summary
December 16, 2013 January 15, 2014Agenda | MinutesSummary
January 06, 2014 February 05, 2014Agenda | MinutesSummary
January 21, 2014** February 19, 2014Agenda | Minutes | Summary
February 03, 2014 March 05, 2014 CANCELLED
February 18, 2014** March 19, 2014 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
March 17, 2014April 16, 2014Agenda | Minutes |  Summary
April 21, 2014 May 07, 2014 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
May 05, 2014 May 21, 2014 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
May 19, 2014 June 04, 2014Agenda | Minutes |  Summary
June 16, 2014 June 18, 2014 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
July 07, 2014 July 16, 2014 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
July 21, 2014 August 06, 2014 Agenda | Minutes |  Summary
Jun 17, 2013 August 20, 2014 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
August 04, 2014 September 03, 2014Agenda | Minutes |  Summary
August 18, 2014 September 17, 2014 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
September 02, 2014** October 01, 2014 Agenda | Minutes |  Summary
September 15, 2014 October 15, 2014 Agenda | Minutes |  Summary
October 06, 2014 November 05, 2014Agenda | Minutes |  Summary
October 20, 2014 November 19, 2014 Agenda | Minutes |  Summary
November 03, 2014 December 03, 2014Agenda  | Minutes |  Summary
November 17, 2014 December 17, 2014 Agenda  |  Minutes |  Summary
December 01, 2014 January 07, 2015 Agenda | Minutes |  Summary
December 15, 2014 January 21, 2015Agenda | Minutes |  Summary

*Applications must be submitted to the Planning Department of the Columbus Consolidated Government before 5:00 p.m. of the deadline date along with all applicable fees. Required signs must be posted at the time of application submission. A site plan is required with all applications for all high-density residential and commercial zoning requests. No applications will be accepted unless the applicant submits all pertinent information and required signs are posted.

** Tuesday dates due to holidays.

The applicant or his appointed representative must be present at the Planning Advisory Commission meeting and at the public hearing held by the City Council. You will be notified regarding the date and time of the public hearing held by the City Council.

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