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
Vacant Planning District 05
Day, Nate Alternate
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
Padgett, Nicole  At-Large 03
Schellhorn, Matthew E. Military Representative
Ward, David W. Planning District 01

Contact Staff:

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


Public Records Notice

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Planning Commission Meeting Agenda: October 17, 2019

Planning Commission Results Agenda: October 17, 2019

Planning Commission Meetings Online

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

Click here to 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) 255-7865
Fax: (904) 255-7884