Planning & Community Development

201 N. Spring Street  fblogo16
Shelbyville, Tennessee 37160
Phone:  (931)684-9001
Email:  Waleed Albakry, Director


The Planning and Community Development Department oversees the physical development of the community through the implementation of zoning regulations and the development of long-range planning programs. This mission is best achieved by fostering public engagement and facilitating the involvement of all the stakeholders in the community. 

The Department provides support and staff to:

Planning Commission Support
The Planning Department provides comprehensive staff support to the Planning Commission, which includes staff reports, legal noticing, preparation of meeting minutes, and scheduling of meetings.

Board of Zoning Appeals Support
The Planning Department evaluates all applications for variances, administrative reviews, and special exceptions that are submitted for review by the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Historic Zoning Commission Support
The Planning Department assists the Historic Zoning Commission in the evaluation of applications for local landmark designation status, zoning map amendments, and Certificates of Appropriateness.

Development and Subdivision Review
The Planning and Community Development Department reviews all zoning and subdivision applications for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, Municipal Code and community expectations.  The Department works closely with property owners, developers and consultants during the review phase to ensure timely, efficient and thorough review.

Accessory Structure Application


Regulatory Documents
The Planning Division prepares and analyzes amendments to the City’s Municipal Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations.  These documents outline the goals, objectives, policies and regulations for the development of the community:

Development and Subdivision Review
The Planning and Community Development Department reviews all zoning and subdivision applications for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, Municipal Code and community expectations.  The Department works closely with property owners, developers and consultants during the review phase to ensure timely, efficient and thorough review.


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