Planning & Zoning

About the Division

The Division of Planning and Zoning prepares and maintains the general, strategic, community-specific and redevelopment plans for the City of Russellville. This division is also responsible for performing advanced and current planning functions such as:

  • Annexations
  • Large Scale Development Review
  • Rezoning
  • Site Plan Review
  • Special Use Permits

Functions of the division include consideration of proposed use and associated aesthetic qualities of a development project as well as consistency with zoning regulations, to determine the impact on the community.

Planning and Zoning coordinates efforts between the City Council and citizen advisory and plan implementation committees, such as the Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustment, to provide technical expertise and research. The division also reviews and approves sign and business license applications based on Zoning Code requirements.