Planning & Zoning


The Planning and Zoning Commission is a statutory committee comprised of five regular members and three alternate members. Predominantly an advisory committee to the City Council, it hears requests for Planned Developments, Specific Use Permits, amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, and platting requests. The Commission's decision is then forwarded to the City Council for final action.

Public Hearings

The Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 3800 University Blvd. Occasionally, depending on workload, P&Z will meet more than or less than once a month. P&Z holds public hearings to consider rezoning requests, replat requests (involving 4 or more lots) and amendments to the University Park Zoning Ordinance. All requests to be heard at P&Z must be accompanied by the following:

  • A completed application
  • Two complete sets of plans (24x36) and one complete set of plans (11x17)
  • Electronic version of complete set of plans. Flash drive is acceptable. Content and type of plans will be determined by staff after preliminary project review
  • $300 filing fee

Once the application & submittal has been determined to be in accordance with City requirements, the request will be placed on the next available P&Z agenda and an advertisement of public hearing will be made. After P&Z has made a recommendation the request moves on to City Council where a second public hearing is opened before a final determination is made. Filing deadlines can be found in the P&Z meeting schedule by clicking here. Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to the meeting date. 


  • Bob West, Chair
  • Mark Aldredge
  • Blair Mercer
  • Doug Roach
  • John Walsh
  • William Goff Jr. - Alternate
  • Jerry Jordan - Alternate
  • Phillip Philbin - Alternate
  • David DeLorenzo - Alternate
  • James Bristow - Alternate

Agenda - Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Planning and Zoning Application

P&Z Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Project Tracking

The following are project applications that are in review. A project will remain listed until it has completed the zoning process, and City Council has made a final determination. To view the agenda/minutes for a meeting listed below, click on the meeting date. For questions regarding an application, contact Jessica Rees at 214-987-5423 or

Name Address Project Type P&Z Action Council Action Next Steps
Park Plaza 6517 Hillcrest New Mixed-use Planned Development June 14, 2016 - Public Hearing
July 12, 2016 - Recommended for Approval
July 11, 2017 - Reviewed Detailed Site Plan
August 16, 2016 - Public Hearing
September 6, 2016 - Public Hearing 
September 20, 2016 - Public Hearing concluded
September 22, 2016 - Council work session
September 29, 2016 - Council work session
October 4, 2016 - Vote delayed
October 18, 2016 - Ordinance approved with modifications
August 1, 2017 - Detailed site plan approved

Permit issued 1/02/2018


UP Elementary (HPISD) 3505 Amherst New Elementary School January 10, 2017 - Public Hearing Opened
February 14, 2017 - Public Hearing Closed, Recommended for Approval
March 7, 2017 - Public Hearing and Ordinance approved Permit issued 8/21/2017
MIS/HPMS (HPISD) 3555 Granada Additions to Existing Structure May 9, 2017 - Public Hearing, Recommended for Approval May 16, 2017 - Public Hearing and Ordinance approved Permit issued 10/09/2017
HPHS (HPISD) 4220 Emerson Addition to Existing Structure June 16, 2017 - Public Hearing, Recommended for Approval July 18, 2017 - Public Hearing and Ordinance approved Permit issued 10/09/2017

Archived Agendas

Archived Minutes

For copies of agendas or minutes not available here, contact the City Secretary at 214-987-5302.