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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: 12

Committee Duties: Mayor makes 12 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
Garrison, Charles (Chair) At-Large
Meeks, Jack Planning District 01
Marar, Ali Planning District 02
McGowan, Michael (Secretary) Planning District 03
Harden, Julius E. Planning District 04
Meskel, Tina (Vice Chair) Planning District 05
Carter, Lamonte W. Planning District 06
Fu, Amy  At-Large 
Holder, Mone' At-Large
Diettrich, Laura Alternate
King, Lisa Alternate
Padgett, Nicole Alternate
Gallup, W. Randall School Districts Representative
McManus, Mark Military Representative

Contact Staff:

Name Position Phone Email
Erin Abney Chief of Current Planning (904) 255-7817 EAbney@coj.net

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Notice of Public Meeting:

NOTICE is hereby given that on February 22, 2024 at 12:30 P.M. the Planning Commission of the City of Jacksonville will hold a Comprehensive Plan Training Session at City Hall - St. James Building, 1st Floor- Council Chamber, 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.

NOTICE is hereby given that on February 22, 2024 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.

Charles Garrison, Chairman
Jacksonville Planning Commission
City of Jacksonville

Please visit www.coj.net for information regarding COVID-19 procedures/precautions for accessing public buildings.

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 KaraT@coj.net.

Planning Commission Meeting:

PC Meeting Agenda 02-22-24

Planning Commission Results Agenda: 

PC Results Agenda 2-22-24
PC Results Agenda 02-08-24

*All documents (Final Orders, Staff Reports, Meeting Transcripts and previous Results Agendas) are available pursuant to a public records request. Go to our Public Records Request Center to view available records, answers to frequently asked questions or to submit a public records request online.

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, Planning Commission Support Specialist
Planning and Development Department
Current Planning Division
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-7829
Fax: (904) 255-7884
Email: psales@coj.net