To guide the City of Daphne to a sustainable and prosperous future by promoting and managing proper growth and development through the planning process.
To provide high quality professional and technical support to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, City leaders and departments, citizens and the development community.
Community Development, also known as the “Planning Department,” is responsible for the administration of the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations of the City, also known as the Land Use & Development Ordinance (LUDO). Our foremost duty is to promote the use of the comprehensive plan in the decision making process and make recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council concerning annexation, zoning, rezoning, subdivision development, vacation of easements or rights-of-way and other commercial and residential development proposals. Additional duties performed in Community Development include E-911 addressing, GIS database management and mapping, maintaining archival records and providing staff support to the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment, coordinating technical plan reviews and pre-construction conferences, issuing site disturbance permits and zoning certifications. From Plans to Permits, FAQs about the Development Process in Daphne.
A Reminder about Deadlines
We publish our annual meeting and application calendars in October to ensure that stakeholders are provided ample time to plan submittals within anticipated development timetable. Deadlines are established to ensure that procedures are properly administered by the city. Community Development is subject to deadlines just as applicants are. We submit information to the newspaper to meet minimum requirements established by the Code of Alabama. We submit information to the City Clerk to meet minimum requirements established by the City Council.
The following are deadlines for Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustment.
Public Hearing August 7, 2017
Legislative Annexation Act 2017-163
C/I zoning district amendment
Pre-zoning and annexation – Malbis Plantation, Inc.
Annexation-Fred Corte (Blackstone Lakes Subdivision)
Public Hearing August 21, 2017
Pre-zoning and annexation -WPNVA, White-Spunner, et al
Pre-zoning and annexation – Citizens Bank
See Government page for up-to-date information or contact (251) 621-9000.
UPCOMING PLANNING COMMISSION SUBMITTAL DEADLINES– July 24th and August 28th UPCOMING BZA DEADLINE– August 1, 2017
- Land Use & Development Ordinance (LUDO) City’s zoning and subdivision regulations-codified to include all amendments approved prior to September 20, 2016.
- 12/02/16: Note Scrivener’s Error in Article 11-5(c)(7)–A one-time split of a single parcel into two resultant parcels, if, and only if, the parcel existed and has not been divided since February 1, 1984.
- 01/24/17: Article 14 Olde Towne Daphne District amended 01/17/17
- 03/20/17: Article 17 Procedures for Subdivision Review amended 03/21/17 per Ord 2017-21
- Daphne Planning Commission 2017 Calendar of Meetings and Application Deadlines
- Daphne BZA 2017 Application Calendar for Meetings and Application Deadlines
BZA and Planning Commission applications, forms, sample documents, etc. are available. Click here to “View Applications & Forms”
Recent Community Development Activity
Board of Zoning Adjustment
BZA meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month only if an application has been submitted for review. Meetings are held at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
August 3, 2017 BZA Agenda Item
Request for variance to allow the reconfiguration of 3 lots of record into 2-71 ft. wide lots 10,650 sq. ft. in area in lieu of 90 ft. wide and 15,000 sq. ft. in area as required for lots zoned R-2, Single Family Residential. Property is located at the S.W. intersection of Church Street and Fourth Street in Olde Daphne.
July 6, 2017 BZA Report
Denied-Request for a variance to allow an encroachment into the required 15-ft buffer (Capital Drive) established by the Article 19-9, Buffer Requirements.
Approved-Request for a special exception to permit a school in a B-2, General Business District. The site is located at the southeast intersection of Pollard Road and Well Road.
The Regular meeting scheduled for July 27th 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Site preview meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 19th at 8:30 am.
June 22nd Regular Meeting Report:
Approved–Preliminary plat review for Bailey Place, 22 lot subdivision on County Road 64. Approved–Preliminary plat review for South Branch Subdivision, a 29 lot subdivision on Pollard Road.
Approved–Preliminary plat review for Watershed at Tiawasee, Phase 2, a 3 lot subdivision on Daintree Court.
Favorable recommendations sent to Council–Pre-zoning and annexation petition review for Malbis Plantation, Inc, 77 acre parcel located on County Road 13 north of Sehoy Subdivision. Site known as Diamante Subdivision. (R-3, High Density Single Family residential proposed).
Favorable recommendation sent to Council–C/I zoning district amendment proposal.
Review City’s Planning Process. (pending)
Approved–Final Plat for Oldfield, Phase 2A (30 lots) on Camberwell Drive.
Approved–Preliminary/Final Plat for Reserve 53 (2 lots) on Montelucia Way.
Approved–Preliminary/Final Plat for M2O (2 lots) on Jordan Road.
Approved–Preliminary Plat for French Settlement Phase 3, 17 lots north of Longue Vue Blvd.
Unfavorable recommendation sent to Council–Rezoning petition review for WPNVA, JAY-E, John White-Spunner and Chester Stephan. Site located at the southeast intersection of Highway 98 and Johnson Road. (R-4, High Density Multi-family Residential to B-2, General Business).
Unfavorable recommendation sent to Council–Prezoning and annexation petition for Citizens Bank requesting B-1(a), Limited Local Business at the northeast intersection of Belgrove Avenue and Highway 181 .
Favorable recommendation sent to Council–Prezoning and annexation petition for Fred L. Corte for Blackstone Lakes PUD, west of Bellaton Subdivision (new applications).
Favorable recommendation sent to Council–Prezoning of lots associated with Legislative Annexation Act 2017-163.
Discussion-Backyard Chickens/Urban Agriculture. (pending)
May 25th Regular Meeting Report:
Postponed by the Applicant–Rezoning petition review for WPNVA, JAY-E, John White-Spunner and Chester Stephan. Site located at the southeast intersection of Highway 98 and Johnson Road. (R-4, High Density Multi-family Residential to B-2, General Business)
Approved with Conditions–Site plan review for Daphne Commercial Storage on Capital Drive.
Approved–Site plan review for No Off Season Athletic Training Facility on Friendship Road.
Postponed until June — Preliminary plat review for Bailey Place, 22 lot subdivision on County Road 64.
Postponed until June –Preliminary plat review for South Branch Subdivision, a 29 lot subdivision on Pollard Road.
Postponed until June – Preliminary plat review for Watershed at Tiawasee, Phase 2, a 3 lot subdivision on Daintree Court.
Postponed until June –Pre-zoning and annexation petition review for Malbis Plantation, Inc, 77 acre parcel located on County Road 13 north of Sehoy subdivision. Site known as Diamante Subdivision. (R-3, High Density Single Family residential proposed).
C/I zoning district amendment proposal. Review City’s Planning Process.
Projects Under Construction
Handy Lock Storage Expansion on County Road 64; Oldfield Phase 2A & 2B; Hughes Funeral Home; Eastern Shore Toyota Parking Lot; Pulmonary Associates on County Road 64; Winged Foot Subdivision on County Road 64; Stratas 181; Termac Construction on Dolphin Street; Rich’s Carwash on Hwy 98; Belrose Office; Auto Zone on Wilson Ave.; Sunrise Marine minor improvements; MRI building at Baldwin Bone & Joint; Daphne Shoe Boutique
Recently Completed Projects
Christ the King Immaculata Center on Main Street; Bellaton Subdivision Phase 4; Site One Landscape on Public Works Road; Bay Pointe Dance Studio, Whit’s Frozen Custard; Sweeney Orthodontics; Driveway connection from Lot 16 to Renaissance Boulevard
CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARINGS & RESULTS RELATED TO PLANNING & ZONING
Approved July 5, 2017: Amend the Zoning Map Ordinance 2017-49
Approved June 5, 2017: South Hickory annexation and zoning to R-3 Ordinance 2017-37 & 38; George Kalasountas annexation and zoning to B-2(A) Ordinance 2017-45 & 46; Bertolla Properties, LLC pre-zoning to PUD for Jubilee Farms Subdivision single family residential development Ordinance 2017-39.
Approved March 20, 2017: Amended LUDO Ordinance 2017-21, Sidewalk Installation Agreement.
Approved January 3, 2017: White-Spunner Rezoning from R-3 to B-2, B-2(A), R-7(T)*, R-7(A)* , and GC (Ordinance 2016-81), White-Spunner Prezoning to B-2, B-2(A), R-7(A)* , and GC (Ordinance 2016-82).
Adrienne D. Jones, MURP - Director/Zoning Administrator Ajones@daphneal.com
Brennan Walters-Planner Bwalters@daphneal.com
- Addressing/Administrative Secretary Pjohnson@daphneal.com
Jan Vallecillo - Planning Coordinator Jvallecillo@daphneal.com
Phone: 251.621.3184 / Fax: 251.621.3185 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 400 Daphne, AL 36526 Physical Address: 1705 Main Street Daphne, AL 36526 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
last update: 07/20/17