Planning & Zoning Commission

NOTICE: Due to the lifting of restrictions concerning the coronavirus pandemic, our office is open for in-person transactions as of Monday, May 11, 2020.  We encourage the continued use of on-line transactions in order to reduce as much personal interaction as possible.  Visitors to the Development Services counter will be limited to a maximum of two people at a time; and are asked to be masked and maintain social distancing. We are also happy to assist you by phone at 817-427-6300 or by email at planning@nrhtx.com.  

All planning and zoning applications will be accepted via email to planning@nrhtx.com until further notice.

Public Meetings During COVID-19

All Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings will be conducted by telephone and video conference until further notice in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings to slow the spread of coronavirus. Please click on the following link regarding Participation in the Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting.

Written comments regarding an agenda item may be emailed to planning@nrhtx.com. Please include your name and address.

Those interested in speaking at a public meeting via telephone may complete a Public Meeting Appearance Card. Cards will be accepted until 6:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.

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Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • First and third Thursday of each month
  • City Hall
    4301 City Point Drive

Agendas, Minutes & Video


View agendas, minutes and meeting videos
Agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting, as required by state law. Minutes are posted after they have been formally approved by the commission. Regular meetings are streamed live and are archived to watch on demand at your convenience.

Members:

Place:

Term Expires:

Justin Welborn, Chair
  
Place 1 June 30, 2021
Jerry Tyner, Vice Chair
 
Place 2 June 30, 2022
Don Bowen

Place 3 June 30, 2021
Patrick Faram
 
Place 4 June 30, 2022
Kathy Luppy

Place 5 June 30, 2021
Kelvin Deupree
   
Place 6 June 30, 2022
Wendy Werner
  
Place 7 June 30, 2021
Gregory Hoffa
      
Ex-Officio June 30, 2022

Appointment 


Board members are nominated by the City Council. The mayor is responsible for the nomination of the Ex-Officio. Nominations are subject to approval by a majority of the City Council.  Members must own property within the city.
 

Term


Board members serve two-year terms.

 

Powers & Duties


The Planning and Zoning Commission shall:
  • Exercise control over all platting or subdividing of land within the corporate limits of the city and outside said corporate limits to the extent authorized by law.
  • Make specific recommendations to the City Council whether a plat be approved or denied.
  • Recommend a city Master Plan for the physical development of the city.
  • Recommend to the City Council approval or disapproval of proposed changes in the zoning ordinance text or map.
The commission shall be responsible to and act as an advisory body to the City Council and shall have and perform such additional duties as may be prescribed by ordinance.

The Planning and Zoning Commission is the busiest of the boards and commissions of the city. It holds the initial hearing on each application for rezoning and makes a recommendation to the City Council concerning each zoning or rezoning application it hears. The commission must comply with the procedural rules of Texas statutes and the city zoning ordinance. In case of conflict, the statute as interpreted by the courts, prevails. The commission is further charged with constant study of the best and most orderly land use within the city. The commission is not charged with policing the city to ensure compliance.

This commission is the original forum in all platting and replatting cases.

The Planning and Zoning Commission also acts as the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee.

Contact


For questions or more information about this board contact Planning Manager Clayton Comstock at (817) 427-6300.

All correspondence for the Planning & Zoning Commission shall be sent to:

Planning & Zoning Commission
c/o City of North Richland Hills
P.O. Box 820609
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182-0609
Fax: (817) 427-6303