Regulatory Boards and Commissions

According to the Jacksonville Ordinance Code, the Planning Commission reviews proposed land use changes, text changes to the Comprehensive Plan, requests for exceptions, variances and waivers to the Zoning Code (except those pertaining to properties located within the Downtown Overlay Zone as defined in Section 656.361.2), appeals from written orders granting or denying an administrative deviation, written interpretations of the Zoning Code, final orders of the Cell Tower Review Committee and other matters related to land use and area planning which are referred to the Department or to the Commission pursuant to law, along with other duties.

The Current Planning Division of the Planning and Development Department provides technical assistance to the Planning Commission and the City Council Land Use and Zoning Committee.

Legislative Authority: Chpt 30, Part 2, Ord Code

Total Members: 13

Committee Duties: Mayor makes 13 appointments. Review proposed land changes, text changes to comp plan, requests for exceptions, variances & waivers to the Zoning Code, final orders of Cell Tower Review Committee, appeals from written orders of Building Officials. Review & make recommendations to the Council on proposed changes to the Zoning Code, the Code of Subdivision Regulations & other land development recommendations. Review & make recommendations on plans & programs developed by the Planning Department. Serve as local planning agency per 163.3174 F.S. and prepare the comprehensive plan. Review & assign planning priorities.

Meeting Date: 2 times per month - Thurs after LUZ Committee (Meeting times and locations are subject to change.)

Committee Members:

Name Category
Adkinson, Marshall Planning District 06
Blanchard, Daniel E.  Planning District 03
Brown, Ian A. (Vice Chair) Planning District 05
Elsbury, Jordan At-Large 
Gallup, Randy School District Representative
Garrison, Joshua A.  At-Large 01
Hacker, David Planning District 02
Moldovan, Alex (Chair) Planning District 04
Porter, Jason (Secretary) At-Large 03
Schellhorn, Matthew E. Military Representative
Motes, Dawn D.  Alternate
Padgett, Nicole Alternate
Vacant Planning District 01
Vacant At-Large 02

Contact Staff:

Name Position Phone Email
Huxford, Folks Current Planning Chief (904) 255-7865

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 NOTICE is hereby given that on October 6, 2022 at 12:30 P.M. the Planning Commission of the City of Jacksonville will hold a public Agenda Meeting in the City Hall St. James Building, 1st Floor - Council Chamber,  117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202.

NOTICE is hereby given that on October 6, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. the Planning Commission of the City of Jacksonville will hold a Public Meeting in the City Hall - St. James Building, 1st Floor - Council Chamber, 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202.

David J. Hacker, Chairman
Jacksonville Planning Commission
City of Jacksonville

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ADA and TDD ASSISTANCE: Pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.  Please allow 1-2 business days’ notification to process; last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill.  Please contact Disabled Services Division at: V- 904-255-5466, TTY-904-255-5476, or email your request to

Planning Commission Meeting:

PC Meeting Agenda 09-22-22

PC Book - Staff Reports 09-22-22

Ordinance 2022-0641 Comp Plan Update


Planning Commission Results Agenda: 

PC Results Agenda 09-22-22

Planning Commission Meetings Online (when available)


The Land Use and Zoning Application Portal allows online submittal of Land Use and Zoning Applications, related planner administration, case tracking and case documentation. 

View the Land Use & Zoning Application Portal to search Zoning, Land Use, and Archived PUD applications

For more information, please contact:

Patricia Sales, Executive Secretary I

Planning and Development Department

Current Planning Division

214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: (904) 255-7829

Fax: (904) 255-7884