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. Planning District 05
Gallup, Randy School District Representative
Garrison, Joshua A. (Chair) At-Large 01
Hacker, David (Secretary) Planning District 02
Moldovan, Alex Planning District 04
Motes, Dawn D. (Vice Chair) At-Large 02
Porter, Jason At-Large 03
Schellhorn, Matthew E. Military Representative
Vacant Alternate
Vacant Planning District 01

Contact Staff:

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

Public Records Notice

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING                                                                

NOTICE is hereby given that on March 4, 2021 at 12:30 P.M. the Planning Commission of the City of Jacksonville will hold a public Agenda Meeting in the Edward Ball Building, 1st Floor - Training Room, 214 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202.

NOTICE is hereby given that on March 4, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. the Planning Commission of the City of Jacksonville will hold a Public Meeting in the Edward Ball Building, 1st Floor - Training Room, 214 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202.

Joshua Garrison, Chairman
Jacksonville Planning Commission
City of Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville is complying with CDC guidelines for its public buildings.  The Ed Ball Building is operating at limited capacity and social distancing measures will be in place.  All seats will be marked to ensure safe spacing between individuals. Overflow seating will be available in other rooms within the building and citizens may be asked to rotate into and out of Training Room to speak at the public meeting.  All visitors to the Ed Ball Building are required to wear a mask inside the building; masks will be provided for anyone who does not have a mask, and pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations may be available for individuals who are unable to wear a mask, as determined on a case by case basis.
Additionally, upon entry to the Ed Ball Building, all visitors must submit to the following screening procedures:
  • Answer questions on the Screening Form provided at the screening desk
  • Have their temperature taken with a contactless infrared thermometer
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 Meetng Agenda 03-04-21 

PC Book / Staff Reports - 03-05-21


Planning Commission Results Agenda: 

Februray 18, 2021


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