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 16, 2019 January 15, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
January 6, 2020 February 5, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
January 21, 2020** February 19, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
February 3, 2020 March 4, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
Feburary 18, 2020** March 18, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
March 2, 2020 Apil 1, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
March 16, 2020 April 15, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
April 6, 2020 May 6, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
April 20, 2020 May 20, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
May 4, 2020 June 3, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
May 18, 2020 June 17, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
June 15, 2020 July 15, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
July 6, 2020 August 5, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
July 20, 2020 August 19, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
August 3, 2020 September 2, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
August 17, 2020 September 16, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
September 8, 2020** October 7, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
September 21, 2020 October 21, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
October 5, 2020 November 4, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
October 19, 2020 November 18, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
November 2, 2020 December 2, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
November 16, 2020 December 16, 2020 Agenda | Minutes | Video
December 7, 2020 January 6, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Video

Meetings will be held in 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. ( usually Monday ) 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 - 2019
PAC Meetings 2015-2016


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