Community Development

Mission Statement

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.



The City of Daphne received notification from the Department of Finance regarding Act 2015-308 that created the Construction Industry Craft Training Program (CICTP) and the Craft Training Board to be administered within the existing Alabama Building Commission, or successor agency or department. This Act, passed in 2015, became effective October 1, 2016.  To fund the Construction Industry Craft Training Program (CICTP) program, the Act established a CICTP fee.  The Act requires Community Development to assess an additional fee in the amount of one dollar ($1) per each one thousand dollars ($1,000) of site construction costs for Site Disturbance Permits that are issued and to remit this to the Alabama Building Commission on a monthly basis.

The Act can be viewed at this link:


Approved, January 17, 2017 Bertolla Properties prezoning  and annexation requests; White Spunner prezoning request; and Land Use & Development Ordinance amendment to Article 14, Olde Towne Daphne Overlay signage.

First Read, February 6, 2017 Allegri prezoning request

See Government page for up-to-date information or contact Rebecca Hayes (251) 621-9000.

UPCOMING PLANNING COMMISSION SUBMITTAL DEADLINES–                 February 23, 2017 and March 27, 2017

UPCOMING BZA DEADLINE– March 1, 2017 and April 3, 2017

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Recent Community Development Activity

Updated 02/07/17

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. 

03/02/17 BZA Meeting Items:

Request for a 30-ft rear setback in lieu of the required 50-ft for Lot 2 of Shore Oaks Subdivision (site behind Popeye’s & Serda’s on Highway 98).

Request for a variance to allow a business to access a residential street (Bass Street) where such access is otherwise not permitted per the Land Use & Development Ordinance Article 13-7(c).

02/02/17 BZA Meeting Report:

Denied–Request for 1.2 parking spaces per unit in lieu of 2, for a proposed multi-family apartment complex for senior citizens on Lake Forest Boulevard, across from (west) Loma Alta Towers.

12/01/16 Meeting Report:

Approved–Request to permit side and rear yard setback encroachments Lot 3, Block P, Historic Malbis Subdivision, Phase 1 .

Planning Commission

The Regular meeting scheduled for February 23rd at 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  Next Site preview meeting Wednesday, February 15th at 8:30 am.

February 23rd Regular Meeting Items

Master Plan-Watershed at Tiawasee/French Settlement along County Road 13 and Long Vue Drive.

Preliminary/Final Plat-French Settlement Phase 2, 4 lot subdivision along the north side of Long Vue Drive.

Preliminary/Final Plat-Watershed at Tiawasee, Phase 1, 2 lot subdivision along County Road 13, South of Tiawasee Trace Subdivision.

Preliminary/Final Plat-Malbis-CR13, a 2-lot subdivision along County Road 13, north of Sehoy Subdivision and east of Tiawasee Trace Subdivision.

Preliminary Plat-Diamante Subdivision, Phase 1, a 61 lot subdivision along County Road 13, north of Sehoy Subdivision.

Site Plan-M&M Bank a redevelopment of the KFC site on Highway 98 and on Main Street.

Pre-zoning-Louise Volovecky & Volovecky Farms request pre-zoning of 38 acres to Planned Unit Development located on Highway 181 across from Dollar General store, behind Ottawa Springs Subdivision.

Request to amend the Land Use & Development Ordinance, Article 38-11, Residential High Rise Overlay District Map, to include Lot 2 and 2A of Westbrook Commercial Park.

Petition for Street Acceptance-Bellaton Subdivision, Phase 4.

Presentation by Ashley Campbell regarding two slope stabilization projects.

January 26th Regular Meeting Report

Approved-Preliminary/Final Plat–McAdams Subdivision on McAdams Avenue, 3 lots

Approved-Master Plan for Diamante Subdivision along County Road 13

Approved-Final Plat review for Bellaton Subdivision, Phase 4

Approved-Preliminary/Final plat review for Bertolla Daphne Two-Lot Subdivision at northwest intersection of Hwy 181 & Milton Jones Road

Approved-Site plan review for Malbis Shoppes, Phase II  in Historic Malbis business district (southeast of Zaxby’s)

Approved with conditions-Site plan review for Malbis Station II,  Hwy 90, west of Renaissance Blvd

Approved with conditions-Site plan review for Belforest Apartments, Rand Avenue & County Road 13

Approved-Site plan review for Termac Construction Office, Dolphin Street southeast of Wilson Ave.

Recommended approval-Petition for Street Acceptance for roads in Brookhaven Subdivision Unit 3

Recommended approval-Proposed Land Use & Development Ordinance amendment-Sidewalk Bonds, Section 17-4, Final Plat application process

December 15th Regular Meeting Report

Will move to council with no recommendation–Prezoning-Allegri Properties on CR 64

Approved compromise regarding Daphne Sports Complex (Park Drive) - Wetland buffer & approved encroachments

WITHDRAWN—Master Plan for Diamante Subdivision along County Road 13

Approved–Final Plat for Brookhaven Subdivision Unit 3, 39 lots

Tabled Until January Regular meeting–Preliminary/Final Plat–McAdams Subdivision on McAdams Avenue, 3 lots

Approved–Site Plan-Stratas 181 Multiple Retail Spaces on Woodrow Lane

Tabled until next regular meeting–Proposed Ordinance Amendment-Sidewalk Installation Bond

  Projects Under Construction

Sweeney Orthodontics;   Handy Lock Storage Expansion on County Road 64; Site One Landscape on Public Works Road;  Bay Pointe Dance Studio, Whit’s Frozen Custard; 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, Termac Construction on Dolphin Street

Recently Completed Projects

Daphne Utilities Water Storage Facility on Douglas Rd; Zaxby’s emergency remediation project on Hwy 98; Christ the King Parish’s Sports Field;Fulcrum Construction Office Expansion on Manci Avenue; Brookhaven Unit 3; Colonnade Apartments on Hwy 98;Daphne Commercial Center; Daphne Utilities Water Treatment Facility of Sixth St;  Malbis Station on Highway, 90Christ the King Immaculata Center on Main Street


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)

*with conditions


Adrienne D. Jones, MURP - Director/Zoning Administrator    

Brennan Walters-Planner

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Patricia  Johnson                                                                                                                                               Pat1

- Addressing/Administrative Secretary            



Jan Vallecillo 

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Contact Information

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


Additional Information

last update: 02/07/17