Planning Commission

The Planning Commission advises Columbia City Council on future growth patterns and development issues that affect the city. The Commission reviews and makes recommendations to Council on Comprehensive Plan items, redevelopment plans, changes in development regulations, requests to rezone properties, annexations, and reviews preliminary site plans, group housing plans, and subdivisions.


1) City Council adopted new fee schedules for Planning & Engineering effective April 13, 2023.

2) Applications for Planning Commission, Design Review, and BZA may now be submitted online. Please read the guide to submitting online applications for development review.

3) The Planning Commission will no longer hold a study session. All items referred to Planning Commission by the Development Review Committee ("Technical") will be heard at the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting, typically on the second Wednesday of the month.


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The Planning Commission meets in the City of Columbia Council Chambers (basement level) See the Meeting Schedule for official dates and times.


Members serve three (3) year terms.

  • Goatz, Charlie
    Term Expires February 8, 2024
  • Hutto, Thomas
    Term Expired May 14, 2023
  • Keltner, Paul
    No Term Limit
  • Shannon, James
    Term Expires March 9, 2026
  • Molder, Chaz
    No Term Limit
  • Pace, Ray
    Term Expires December 6, 2024
  • Coleman, Danny
    Term Expired January 12, 2023
  • Martin, Christa
    Term Expires December 14, 2023

Meeting Attendance

It is the policy of the City of Columbia that all City-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance in participating in a meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the ADA, please call the City's ADA Coordinator at 931-560-1565 or email the City's ADA Coordinator at least three business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.