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 )
December 5, 2022 January 4, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
December 19, 2022 January 18, 2023 -- No Applications --
January 3**, 2023 February 1, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
January 17**, 2023 February 15, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
February 6, 2023 March 1, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
February 20, 2023 March 15, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
March 6, 2023 April 5, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
March 20, 2023 April 19, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
April 3, 2023 May 3, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
April 17, 2023 May 17, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
May 1, 2023 June 7, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
May 15, 2023 June 21, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
June 19, 2023 July 19, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
July 3, 2023 August 2, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
July 17, 2023 August 16, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
August 7, 2023 September 6, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
August 21, 2023 September 20, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
September 5**, 2023 October 4, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
September 18, 2023 October 18, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
October 1, 2023 November 1, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
October 16, 2023 November 15, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
November 6, 2023 December 6, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
November 20, 2023 December 20, 2023 Agenda | Minutes | Video
December 4, 2023 January 3, 2024 Agenda | Minutes | Video
December 18, 2023 January 17, 2024 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 - 2022
PAC Meetings 2015-2016


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