Planning & Zoning Commission

Who We Are

The Planning and Zoning Commission comprises seven Southlake citizens who act as an advisory board to the City Council regarding land use and zoning-related matters. The City Council appoints members for two-year terms. (Ordinance No. 292) 

What We Do

Our role in the community is to ensure high-quality development that adheres to the city’s Comprehensive Plan and meets guidelines and regulations in city ordinances and laws of the State of Texas. This includes residential and commercial properties, public facilities, open spaces, and overall land use within the city.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Make recommendations to the City Council on matters concerning zoning and site plans, public improvements, civic improvements, street changes, the routing of public utilities, and strategic planning.
  • Make recommendations to the City Council regarding updates or amendments to the city’s Master Plan, which guides growth, development, beautification, and infrastructure for its citizens. The Commission’s responsibility for the Master Plan is to have a planning horizon addressing at least ten years in the future.
  • Review and make recommendations to the City Council on the development of the property.
  • Review and make recommendations to the City Council on the platting of property.
  • Consider and hold public hearings on development and land use issues when required.

The Planning and Development Services Department provides staff support to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Meeting Times

Planning & Zoning Commission meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month (following the first Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m. at Southlake Town Hall. The Planning and Zoning Commission agenda is available on the City’s Agenda Center webpage.

A work session is held before the 6:30 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission meeting in the Executive Conference Room (2nd floor - Town Hall) and is open to the public. The starting times for the work session vary depending on agenda length. Please check the Planning and Zoning Commission agenda for the start time of the work session.

Who We Work With

Most everyone seeking to develop a property in Southlake must first appear before the Planning & Zoning Commission before going to City Council to receive entitlement to develop or redevelop properties. As part of this process, we welcome input from citizens, business owners, neighborhood groups, and community organizations on a proposed development case. Input can be provided by email, mail, or in person at the meeting.

How-to Get Involved

Planning and Zoning Commission appointments are made in June and as needed throughout the year to fulfill vacancies. To apply for a Board and Commission position within the City of Southlake, please complete an application and return it to the City Secretary’s Office by mail c/o City Secretary's Office, 1400 Main Street, Suite 270, Southlake, Texas 76092; by email, or by fax to: (817) 748-8270.

Minutes & Agendas

The agenda will be available by 6:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting.
Minutes are available following approval.


Daniel Kubiak 
(term expires: June 2024)

Mike Forman
(term expires: June 2024)

Austin Reynolds
(term expires: June 2024) 

Gina Phalen
(term expires: June 2025)

Michael Springer
(term expires: June 2025)

Stacy Driscoll
(term expires: June 2025)

Lora Gunter
(term expires: June 2025)

  1. Planning and Development Services

    Physical Address
    1400 Main Street
    Suite 310
    Southlake, TX 76092