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.


New link to Zoning & Overlay Districts

We’re excited to offer a new geographic information system based (GIS) mapping tool for citizens seeking information about city limits, zoning districts and overlays.  The map is informational.  Please contact Community Development staff to obtain a copy of the Official Zoning Map or Official Street Map, to verify zoning classifications and for any other information regarding property within 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.



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



  • PLANNING COMMISSION APPS   11/21 & 12/22
  • BZA DEADLINE APPS    12/1 & 1/2/2018


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More Important Reference Material

View  the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning & Subdivision Regulations, Official Maps, Boards/Commissions & Other Information (click here). 


Applications & Forms

BZA and Planning Commission applications, forms, sample documents, etc. are available. Click here to “View Applications & Forms” 


Recent Community Development Activity

Updated 11/01/17


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. 

No November meeting

No October meeting

September 7, 2017

Approved-Request for variance to allow a 6-ft greenbelt in lieu of 12-ft along Highway 98 as per Article 19-8, Greenbelt Requirements.

August 3, 2017

Denied-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 (S.W. intersection of Church Street and Fourth Street).

July 6, 2017

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 October 26th at 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall.   Site preview meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 18th at 8:30 am.

November 16th Regular Meeting Items

Rezoning petition review for Jacob’s Well LLC proposes to rezone property located behind Serda’s and Popeyes off of Highway 98 to a Planned Unit Development proposing a combination of attached and detached townhouses, live/work units, and commercial. Part of the site abuts Falkenberry Lane and is due east of Daphne Court.

October 26th Regular Meeting Report:

Approved-Site Plan Review–Ideacom of Gulf Coast Building Addition on Pollard Road

Approved-Preliminary Subdivision Review–Plantation Hills South, Phase 3

Sent a favorable recommendation for Council approval of the Zoning Map 

Discussion regarding Land Use Ordinance-Olde Daphne area

September 28th Regular Meeting Report:

Approved–Site Plan Review–Stanton Road Offices located east of Cockrell’s Body Shop on Stanton Road.

Approved–Preliminary/Final Plat Review–First Eastern Shore Subdivision, a 2 lot subdivision located north of the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Olde Daphne.

Approved–Preliminary Plat Review–Old Field Phase 4, a 53 lot subdivision located west of Old Field Phase 1, west of Highway 181 and intersection of Camberwell Drive.

Approved–Preliminary Plat Review–Montrose Oaks Subdivision, a 6 lot subdivision located in the ETJ, northwest of the intersection of Gabel Street and 3rd Street.

Recommended approval–Vacation of Right of Way–Proposal to vacate a portion of Church Street, which is located along the east side of Sixth Street (southeast of the intersection of Belrose Avenue and Sixth Street).

August 24th Regular Meeting Report:

Approved–DISC  Infrastructure Improvements Site Plan

Recommended approved–Annexation Petition for Bertolla Properties, LLC,  (Approved) Master Plan Review (914 lots) and (Approved)–Preliminary Subdivision plat review (phases 1-5—299 lots)  land located southeast of the intersection Austin Road and Highway 181 (reference Jubilee Farms Planned Unit Development).

Approved–Preliminary Plat for the Reserve Subdivision Phase 2–56 lots located north of the intersection of County Road 64 and Montelucia Way in the Daphne ETJ.

Recommended approval–Annexation Petition for Fred L. Corte, of a 75.3 acre parcel–known as Blackstone Lakes, west of Bellaton Subdivision.

Recommended topic be sent back to Ordinance Committee for more input–Hens.

Further discussion in September B-2 in the Olde Towne Daphne District

Recommended approval –Petition for the Acceptance of Streets in Oldfield Phase 2A subdivision.

July 27th Regular Meeting Report

Postponed one month–Annexation of Bertolla Properties, LLC land located southeast of the intersection Austin Road and Highway 181 (reference Jubilee Farms Planned Unit Development).

Postponed one month–Preliminary Plat for the Reserve Subdivision Phase 2–56 lots located north of the intersection of County Road 64 and Montelucia Way in the Daphne ETJ.

No action taken–Discussions regarding the following: Hens, B-2 in the Olde Towne Daphne District, Tree Protection measures and group homes vs rooming/boarding homes.

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)

Projects Under Construction

Hughes Funeral Home; Winged Foot Subdivision on County Road 64; Stratas 181; 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; Auto Injury Solutions Parking Lot Expansion on Merritt Blvd,  Malbis Station Phase II, Macedonia Church recreation expansion; Take 5 Oil Change on Bayfront Dr.; M&M Bank (KFC site); Buckley Dental on Timber Circle.

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; Handy Lock Storage Expansion on County Road 64;  Eastern Shore Toyota Parking Lot; Driveway connection from Lot 16 to Renaissance Boulevard; Oldfield Phase 2A; Termac Construction on Dolphin Street; Pulmonary Associates on CR 64; Oldfield Phase 2B.



City Council Actions Related to Planning & Zoning

Approved October 16, 2017:  Fred L. Corte annexation request Ordinance 2017-82.  Reference Blackstone Lakes Planned Unit Development.

Approved September 5, 2017:  The Citizens Bank annexation and zoning to B-1(a) Ordinance 2017-77 & 75

August 7, 2017 Approved

  • Legislative Annexation Act 2017-163 Zonings:  Parcel 1, B-2(a); Parcel 2, R-7(A); Parcel 3, B-2; Parcel 4, B-2(a).  Ordinances 2017-66 through 68
  • C/I zoning district amendment, Ordinance 2017-67
  • Pre-zoning and annexation – Malbis Plantation, Inc., Ordinances 2017-61 & 62
  • Annexation-Fred Corte (Blackstone Lakes Subdivision), Ordinance 2017-60

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).  *with conditions



Adrienne D. Jones- Director

Brennan Walters-Planner

 Jan Vallecillo - Planning Coordinator

Patricia  Johnson - Addressing/Administrative Secretary                    


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


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  last update: 11/01/17