Planning Advisory Commission (PAC)


Your contact for the PAC: John Renfroe - jrenfroe@columbusga.org


The Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Planning Department with regard to:

  • A comprehensive plan or parts thereof for the development and redevelopment of Columbus
  • Regulations for the subdivision of land and amendments thereto
  • Other such matters as may be required by ordinance

The Commission is made up of seven regular members and two alternates. PAC has no legislative powers but is appointed by the Columbus City Council to listen to the concerns of citizens and developers, evaluate recommendations made by the planning staff and make recommendations to Council.

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Contact Information

For more information about the Planning Advisory Commission, please contact John Renfroe, (706) 653-4421 or via email at jrenfroe@columbusga.org.

Application Process

Applications to appear before the Planning Advisory Commission must be submitted to the Planning Department no later than 5:00 PM on the applicable application deadline date. Required signs must be posted at the time of application submission. A site plan is required with all applications for all high-density residential and commercial zoning requests. No applications will be accepted unless the applicant submits all pertinent information and required signs are posted.


The applicant or his appointed representative must be present at the Planning Advisory Commission meeting and at the public hearing held by the Columbus City Council.The applicant will be notified regarding the date and time of the public hearing held by Council.


PAC Board Meetings

Application Deadline Meeting Date Agenda/Staff Report & Minutes & Summary ( when available )
October 5, 2020 November 4, 2020 - No Applications -
October 19, 2020 November 18, 2020 - No Applications -
November 2, 2020 December 2, 2020 - No Applications -
November 16, 2020 December 16, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
December 7, 2020 January 6, 2021 - No Applications -
December 21, 2020 January 20, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
January 4, 2021 February 3, 2021 - No Applications -
January 19**, 2021 February 17, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
February 1, 2021 March 3, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
February 16**, 2021 March 17, 2021 - No Applications -
March 8, 2021 April 7, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
March 22, 2021 April 21, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
April 5, 2021 May 5, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
April 19, 2021 May 19, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
May 3, 2021 June 2, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
May 17, 2021 June 16, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
June 21, 2021 July 21, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
July 6**, 2021 August 4, 2021 - No Applications -
July 19, 2021 August 18, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
August 2, 2021 September 1, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
August 16, 2021 September 15, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
September 7**, 2021 October 6, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
Septmber 20, 2021 October 20, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
October 4, 2021 November 3, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
October 18, 2021 November 17, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
November 1, 2021 December 1, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
November 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video
December 6, 2021 January 5, 2022 Agenda | Minutes | Video

Meetings will be held at the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of the Citizens Service Center, located at 3111 Citizens Way.  Google Maps »


Applications must be submitted to the Planning Department of the Columbus Consolidated Government before 5:00 p.m. of the deadline date along with all applicable fees. Required signs must be posted at the time of application submission. A site plan is required with all applications for all high-density residential and commercial zoning requests. No applications will be accepted unless the applicant submits all pertinent information and required signs are posted.


**Tuesday dates due to holidays.


PAC Meetings 2017 - 2020
PAC Meetings 2015-2016


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