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Planning Commission

The duties of the North Little Rock Planning Commission are to conduct public hearings regarding the review of new development and the subdivision of property within the City and the City’s Planning Area, and to achieve the provisions of the Master Street Plan. The Commission aims to provide a quality community through the review of new development and the subdivision of property within the City and the City’s Planning Area.

The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding zoning changes, Special Use, and Conditional Use. The Commission also makes recommendations concerning amendments or changes to the Master Street Plan, the Land Use Plan, the Subdivision and Development ordinance and other comprehensive planning elements.  The Commission exercises final approval jurisdiction for the platting of property and the development plan of all properties, with the exception of one and two family dwelling units. 

The Planning Commission public hearing is held at 4:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 300 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR.

The Design Review Committee of the North Little Rock Planning Commission reviews design details of certain developments and provides approvals when given such authority.  The Design Review Committee along with city staff reviews all applications submitted for consideration by the Planning Commission and provides a recommendation along with any conditions, to the full Commission for final consideration. 

The Design Review Committee meets the second Wednesday after each Planning Commission hearing at 2 pm in the City Services building, 120 Main Street - 2nd Floor North Little Rock, AR.  The Design Review Committee may conduct a secondary meeting on applications at 3:00 pm also located at City Hall prior to the Planning Commission hearing.   

Planning Commission hearing dates and Design Review Committee meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change.  Please call the Planning Department at 501.975.8835 to verify hearing dates, times, and locations prior to attendance. 

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2023 Planning Commission Calendar

2023 Steps in submitting a request for Rezoning, Special Use, or Conditional Use

Planning Commission Meeting Procedures

                                       Planning Commission Package 2022                                                   
PC Agenda Package December 13, 2022

PC Agenda Package November 8, 2022

PC Agenda Package October 11, 2022

PC Agenda Package September 13, 2022

PC Agenda Package August 9, 2022

PC Agenda Package July 12, 2022 Revised July 14, 2022

PC Agenda Package June 14, 2022

PC Agenda Package May 10, 2022

PC Agenda Package April 12, 2022

PC Agenda Package March 8, 2022

PC Agenda Package February 8, 2022

PC Agenda Package January 11, 2022

                                                                  Members                                                                 

Below is the preferred contact information for the Planning Commissioners:

Commissioner Name                            Contact Number                         Term Expires
Emanuel Banks 501-541-9182 3/24/2023
Vandy Belasco 501-753-2718 4/28/2023
Don Chambers
     DRC Chair 
501-375-7175 6/13/2026
Norman Clifton
     PC Chairman
501-681-9816 11/25/2024
Charley Foster 501-351-1043 4/28/2024
Junior Phillips 501-529-1942 4/28/2023
Edward Wallace 501-352-2681
6/13/2026
Steve White
     PC Vice Chair
501-975-2639 4/28/2023
Renee Pierce 501-681-9090 6/27/2026

Member list updated June 30, 2022.