Planning Department

The Planning and Development Services Department’s mission is to foster a dynamic, attractive and economically healthy city that is safe, diverse and livable for all. The Planning Division works to: Increase community livability and quality of life through the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations

- Increase community livability and quality of life through the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations
- Encourage development that incorporates quality urban design and protection of historic and natural resources
- Foster community dialogue and understanding of planning issues
- Ensure that development standards of the community are met with each development
- Collaborate with other agencies on planning issues

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City offices to close due to inclement weather

National Weather Service updates on Hurricane Irma indicate that anticipated landfall will begin early AM on Sunday and continue through Monday.  To ensure preparedness and the safety of city employees and the public, City Hall and other City facilities will be closed for regular business beginning at noon on Friday, September 8th through Monday, September 11th.  It is anticipated we will reopen on Tuesday, September 12th.  For hurricane preparedness tips, please view the City of Gainesville Hurricane Planning Website.  

We need your help – take our sidewalk survey!

The City of Gainesville and its partners are assessing and inventorying the Gainesville sidewalk network. The project team is conducting a public survey designed to better understand the mobility goals of Gainesville residents and workers. If you live or work in Gainesville, please take this 15-20 minute survey about your walking habits, perceptions of the current walking environment and your priorities for sidewalk improvements. The city plans to use your survey input to help prioritize sidewalk repairs and new sidewalk construction projects in Gainesville. The survey is available at

Our hours have changed to better serve you!

Effective January 30, 2017, our business hours are expanding to better serve our citizens. We are now open Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 5 PM. We also offer after-hours consultations by appointment. If you would like to schedule a meeting with us outside of normal business hours, please call 352-334-5022 or email to make arrangements.



Planning Department

Department Head:
Planning Management Team
Phone: 352-334-5023
Fax: 352-334-3259
P.O. Box 490
Station 12