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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 »

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: Government Center, Tower - Plaza

Application DeadlineMeeting DateAgenda/Staff Report & Minutes
Dec 5, 2011 Jan 4, 2012 Agenda |  Minutes
Dec 19, 2011 Jan 18, 2012 NO MEETING
Jan 3**, 2012 Feb 1, 2012NO MEETING
Jan 17, 2012** Feb 15, 2012Agenda |  Minutes
Feb 6, 2012 Mar 7, 2012NO MEETING
Feb 20, 2012 Mar 21, 2012Agenda  |  Minutes
Mar 19, 2012 Apr 18, 2012NO MEETING
Apr 2, 2012 May 2, 2012NO MEETING
Apr 16, 2012 May 16, 2012NO MEETING
May 7, 2012 Jun 6, 2012Agenda  | Minutes
May 21, 2012 Jun 20, 2012Agenda  | Minutes
Jun 18, 2012 Jul 18, 2012Agenda  | Minutes
Jul 2, 2012 Aug 1, 2012 Agenda |  Minutes
Jul 16, 2012Aug 15, 2012 Agenda |  Minutes
Aug 6, 2012 Sep 5, 2012NO MEETING
Aug 20, 2012Sep 19, 2012 Agenda |  Minutes
Sep 4, 2012** Oct 3, 2012NO MEETING
Sep 17, 2012 Oct 17, 2012 Work Session Agenda |   Minutes
Oct 9, 2012 Nov 7, 2012 Agenda |  Minutes
Nov 5, 2012 Dec 5, 2012 Agenda |  Minutes
Nov 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012NO MEETING

* 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.

Meeting Archive

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

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, or Tina Trant, (706) 225-3927.

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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