Planning & Development Services 



Development Service Center
555 Walnut Street, Room 100
Abilene , TX 79601
Phone (325) 676-6232
Planning and Development Services
PO Box 60
Abilene, TX 79604 
Phone (325) 676-6237

Council Update - May 2016

Planning and Zoning

The Planning Division manages long range and current planning issues facing the community. The Department staff is called upon to work in several different areas of planning including land use planning, transportation planning, historic preservation, and the development of customized plans to assist residents in their efforts of neighborhood revitalization. Staff has also been working to create new standards for community enhancement, such as improving sidewalks, landscaping, sign clutter, and the community’s general appearance.

Building Inspection

This Division enforces the City's adopted building codes and other standards for construction. Specially qualified personnel work with contractors before, during, and after construction to ensure the safety and quality of buildings.

Community Enhancement

This Division encompasses Code Compliance & Environmental Health. It was created in 2005 in order to provide more convenient and timely service to the public, as well as promote measures which modify or control factors that cause illness, injury, or discomfort to people

Office of Neighborhood Services

The Office of Neighborhood Services is responsible for administering two federal grants: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnerships grant (HOME), and assists in developing neighborhood plans.

Transportation Planning

The Abilene Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the regional transportation planning agency responsible for working with local, state, and federal agencies along with many community partners, transportation providers, and citizens. The goal is to accomplish regional planning under one voice, which will provide the greatest benefit while at the same time reflecting the concerns of the communities within the study area.

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Dana L. Schoening, AICP

Director of Planning & Development Services

(325) 676-6490

Edward S. McRoy, AICP - Assistant Director - (325) 676-6237 - Email