Planning & Appeals Board


  • 5:30 pm
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • Municipal Courtroom of the Gainesville Public Safety Complex
    701 Queen City Parkway
    Gainesville, GA 30501

Planning & Appeals Board Agendas and Minutes

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The Planning and Appeals Board (PAB) was created in November 1997. This Board evolved from the combination of the former Planning Commission and the former Zoning Board of Adjustment. The PAB consists of seven members appointed by the City Council for two-year staggered terms. All terms expire on November 30th of their respective year. The PAB makes recommendations to the City Council on:

  • Annexations, re-zonings, zoning amendments, special uses
  • Road naming or renaming
  • Site plan approvals
  • Code amendments

The PAB has final action on any requests for variances and appeals of administrative decisions.

Contact Information

For additional information on how to submit a zoning application, please contact Matt Tate, Deputy Director, or by calling 770-531-6570.

Planning & Appeals Board Members

Appointment Appointee
Chair Doug Carter
Vice Chair Jane Fleming
Member Eddie Martin, Sr.
Member Rick Young
Member Ryan Thompson
Member Rich White
Member Kelvin Simmons
City Council Ex-Officio Member Barbara Brooks