The Little Rock Planning Commission was created by Little Rock City Code Section 23-26, 27. Its eleven (11) members serve three (3)-year terms. The duties of the commission are to promote public interest and understanding of long-range, coordinated municipal planning; to review proposed subdivisions; and to make zoning recommendations to the Board of Directors. Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors. Ordinance No. 15,782 provides for one (1) member to reside outside the City limits within the three (3)-mile planning jurisdiction.
The Little Rock Planning Commission meets every other Thursday at 4:00 PM in the City Board Chambers on the Second Floor or Little Rock City Hall, 500 West Markham Street. The Commission sets its calendar once a year to establish filing deadlines and public hearing dates. Applications must be completed and filed with the Planning & Development Department at 723 West Markham Street by the deadline set by the Commission.
The Planning Commission is authorized to secure the benefits to the public of a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the City of Little Rock, to promote the health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity and general welfare of the citizens. The Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the City Manager and Little Rock City Board of Directors concerning the operation of the commission and the status of planning within its jurisdiction.
Composition and Appointment:
The Planning Commission is composed of eleven (11) members appointed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors for three (3)-year terms. The appointments are structured to provide an overlap in terms to assure an experienced quorum at all times.