The Planning & Development Division of the Community Development Department assists policy makers, property owners, developers and citizens regarding growth and new development while stabilizing and conserving existing development. The planning process - including zoning, platting, and site plan submission - is important to ensure that development standards and requirements are met. The Planning & Development Division reviews all plans for new development and redevelopment to initiate compliance with the Allen Land Development Code. For more information, please view the established Steps in the Development Process
Various aspects of the process involve the Planning and Zoning Commission
and / or the Board of Adjustment / Building and Standards / Sign Control Board
Public Hearings are held for zoning cases at Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council meetings. Please view the city's Calendar of Events
for the list of public hearings and for further information.